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Articles by Guy Trafford

22nd May 19, 9:01am
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Guy Trafford points out that political assumptions about the value of cropping and forestry and the threat of livestock farming may not have a scientific basis, resulting in flawed policy rules and counterproductive gaming
Guy Trafford points out that political assumptions about the value of cropping and forestry and the threat of livestock farming may not have a scientific basis, resulting in flawed policy rules and counterproductive gaming
22nd May 19, 9:01am
18th May 19, 10:18am
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Guy Trafford wants all industries held to the same standards as agriculture in the worthy drive to reduce emissions, and wants less political posturing by those pointing their (well traveled) fingers
Guy Trafford wants all industries held to the same standards as agriculture in the worthy drive to reduce emissions, and wants less political posturing by those pointing their (well traveled) fingers
18th May 19, 10:18am
15th May 19, 4:48pm
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Guy Trafford muses on the role of foreign ownership in New Zealand, and the offshore market access advantage it has which is vital for how our agricultural commodity exports are sold
Guy Trafford muses on the role of foreign ownership in New Zealand, and the offshore market access advantage it has which is vital for how our agricultural commodity exports are sold
15th May 19, 4:48pm
10th May 19, 4:05pm
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Guy Trafford reviews Canterbury land values, what the UN environmental report means for farmers, and changes at the top of Silver Fern Farms
Guy Trafford reviews Canterbury land values, what the UN environmental report means for farmers, and changes at the top of Silver Fern Farms
10th May 19, 4:05pm
9th May 19, 3:52pm
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A legal degree may become a necessary skill for farmers as feel-good politicians and inadequate MPI officials move to implement their zero carbon goals, targets farmers would otherwise welcome
A legal degree may become a necessary skill for farmers as feel-good politicians and inadequate MPI officials move to implement their zero carbon goals, targets farmers would otherwise welcome
9th May 19, 3:52pm
2nd May 19, 4:31pm
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While Wellington policy makers continue to confuse and unsettle farmers on a number of fronts, a regional group takes another tilt at providing some key leadership
While Wellington policy makers continue to confuse and unsettle farmers on a number of fronts, a regional group takes another tilt at providing some key leadership
2nd May 19, 4:31pm
1st May 19, 5:39pm
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Guy Trafford lays out a specialist approach that some parts of NZ agriculture are turning to, and notes that Fonterra recently seems to be pulling back from seeking high-end margins
Guy Trafford lays out a specialist approach that some parts of NZ agriculture are turning to, and notes that Fonterra recently seems to be pulling back from seeking high-end margins
1st May 19, 5:39pm
25th Apr 19, 8:23pm
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Guy Trafford says that rather than running a pointless blame-game, we need to discuss the choices we have if we are to leave the country in better environmental shape
Guy Trafford says that rather than running a pointless blame-game, we need to discuss the choices we have if we are to leave the country in better environmental shape
25th Apr 19, 8:23pm
18th Apr 19, 8:53am
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More back-to-basics WMP limits dairy auction results. And with no CGT, water or fertiliser taxes ahead, eyes are out for stealthier options that may resurface
More back-to-basics WMP limits dairy auction results. And with no CGT, water or fertiliser taxes ahead, eyes are out for stealthier options that may resurface
18th Apr 19, 8:53am
16th Apr 19, 10:01am
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Guy Trafford looks at how the meat processing industry structures affect what producers receive and what consumers pay
Guy Trafford looks at how the meat processing industry structures affect what producers receive and what consumers pay
16th Apr 19, 10:01am
11th Apr 19, 9:53am
The Trump tariff wars may ensnare agriculture in a way to impact dairy products, just as some analysts see upside to farmgate payouts. DairyNZ tries to stay ahead
The Trump tariff wars may ensnare agriculture in a way to impact dairy products, just as some analysts see upside to farmgate payouts. DairyNZ tries to stay ahead
11th Apr 19, 9:53am
10th Apr 19, 11:00am
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Guy Trafford looks at two current on-farm issues, pointing to some recent relevant history for controlling feral goats, and to the battle of the science over glyphosate
Guy Trafford looks at two current on-farm issues, pointing to some recent relevant history for controlling feral goats, and to the battle of the science over glyphosate
10th Apr 19, 11:00am
4th Apr 19, 11:53am
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Guy Trafford looks at the latest dairy auction prices in light of Fonterra's changing direction, the China risks, and the extended milk supply logistics
Guy Trafford looks at the latest dairy auction prices in light of Fonterra's changing direction, the China risks, and the extended milk supply logistics
4th Apr 19, 11:53am
3rd Apr 19, 10:24am
Guy Trafford also assesses the SFF result in light of industry volumes processes for sheep, beef and venison and the seasonal impacts
Guy Trafford also assesses the SFF result in light of industry volumes processes for sheep, beef and venison and the seasonal impacts
3rd Apr 19, 10:24am
28th Mar 19, 9:16am
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There have been plenty of bumps in the road for the dairy industry this week with the latest being the payout cut from Westland milk
There have been plenty of bumps in the road for the dairy industry this week with the latest being the payout cut from Westland milk
28th Mar 19, 9:16am
27th Mar 19, 9:27am
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New Zealand's unique agriculture and energy profile get a unique assessment from a Parliamentary commissioner who has options that will change future land use significantly
New Zealand's unique agriculture and energy profile get a unique assessment from a Parliamentary commissioner who has options that will change future land use significantly
27th Mar 19, 9:27am
20th Mar 19, 5:33pm
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It has been a big week for the dairy industry, Fonterra especially. Guy Trafford surveys the signals coming from management and what they might mean for the future
It has been a big week for the dairy industry, Fonterra especially. Guy Trafford surveys the signals coming from management and what they might mean for the future
20th Mar 19, 5:33pm
20th Mar 19, 9:24am
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Guy Trafford reviews what the TDB Advisory report reveals about Fonterra's performance and strategy, and wonders what the new risk-averse, back-to-basics strategy will do to the cooperative
Guy Trafford reviews what the TDB Advisory report reveals about Fonterra's performance and strategy, and wonders what the new risk-averse, back-to-basics strategy will do to the cooperative
20th Mar 19, 9:24am
14th Mar 19, 8:40am
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Although students still come in good numbers, Lincoln University has lost its way, rejected by AgResearch, as management lapses pile up
Although students still come in good numbers, Lincoln University has lost its way, rejected by AgResearch, as management lapses pile up
14th Mar 19, 8:40am
13th Mar 19, 8:41am
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Despite rising prices, farmers are feeling oppressed from all sides and confidence is low. Fickle urban voters are driving a flood of rules and imposing costs that make little sense to the business of farming
Despite rising prices, farmers are feeling oppressed from all sides and confidence is low. Fickle urban voters are driving a flood of rules and imposing costs that make little sense to the business of farming
13th Mar 19, 8:41am

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