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Articles by Guy Trafford

21st Jan 21, 12:36pm
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Guy Trafford looks ahead with some optimism, backed up by MPI's latest SOPI. However he finds a precarious situation exists for most exports as new and unexpected challenges keep popping up
Guy Trafford looks ahead with some optimism, backed up by MPI's latest SOPI. However he finds a precarious situation exists for most exports as new and unexpected challenges keep popping up
21st Jan 21, 12:36pm
9th Dec 20, 10:20am
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Guy Trafford compares New Zealand's drive to reduce agriculture emissions with other country efforts. They have done it passively by herd reduction; we have a tougher challenge despite our renewables focus
Guy Trafford compares New Zealand's drive to reduce agriculture emissions with other country efforts. They have done it passively by herd reduction; we have a tougher challenge despite our renewables focus
9th Dec 20, 10:20am
2nd Dec 20, 9:32am
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We look like we have a La Niña weather pattern settling in and that is not all bad for New Zealand agriculture. Guy Trafford reviews the likely impacts
We look like we have a La Niña weather pattern settling in and that is not all bad for New Zealand agriculture. Guy Trafford reviews the likely impacts
2nd Dec 20, 9:32am
27th Nov 20, 9:36am
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Some large tracts of farming land are changing hands in the Wakatipu basin. Guy Trafford reviews how two major parcels are on different tracks, and the risks that come with changes on this unique land
Some large tracts of farming land are changing hands in the Wakatipu basin. Guy Trafford reviews how two major parcels are on different tracks, and the risks that come with changes on this unique land
27th Nov 20, 9:36am
24th Nov 20, 6:39pm
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Guy Trafford observes that when New Zealand producers are required to adhere to higher standards the result is not a general improvement in standards, but a free pass to importers to undercut them. Consumers then side with the importers
Guy Trafford observes that when New Zealand producers are required to adhere to higher standards the result is not a general improvement in standards, but a free pass to importers to undercut them. Consumers then side with the importers
24th Nov 20, 6:39pm
19th Nov 20, 2:36pm
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Guy Trafford reviews the consequences of Australia's more muscular approach to China's trade and security challenges and how they may hold lessons for New Zealand
Guy Trafford reviews the consequences of Australia's more muscular approach to China's trade and security challenges and how they may hold lessons for New Zealand
19th Nov 20, 2:36pm
18th Nov 20, 11:41am
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Guy Trafford notes that as climate impacts steadily rise, we are making only half-hearted efforts to meet our international obligations as Governments press harder on agriculture but leave urban voters largely unaffected
Guy Trafford notes that as climate impacts steadily rise, we are making only half-hearted efforts to meet our international obligations as Governments press harder on agriculture but leave urban voters largely unaffected
18th Nov 20, 11:41am
15th Nov 20, 9:25am
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Farmers bristle at double standards between crop harvest and fishing crews, with salt in the wound over hiring from COVID-free Pacific Islands. It's evidence that confirms the Minister of Ag has little sway in Cabinet, suggests Guy Trafford
Farmers bristle at double standards between crop harvest and fishing crews, with salt in the wound over hiring from COVID-free Pacific Islands. It's evidence that confirms the Minister of Ag has little sway in Cabinet, suggests Guy Trafford
15th Nov 20, 9:25am
5th Nov 20, 9:03am
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Despite a bump in the road at the last dairy auction, future demand prospects remain good and unchanged. More focus goes on mitigating farm environmental pressures
Despite a bump in the road at the last dairy auction, future demand prospects remain good and unchanged. More focus goes on mitigating farm environmental pressures
5th Nov 20, 9:03am
4th Nov 20, 9:35am
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Guy Trafford reviews the new team now responsible for leading the Government policies of most interest to the rural community and the agrifood industry
Guy Trafford reviews the new team now responsible for leading the Government policies of most interest to the rural community and the agrifood industry
4th Nov 20, 9:35am
30th Oct 20, 9:19am
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Guy Trafford wonders if now is a good time to buy a farm, given the recent selling price dips and the upturn in global demand for our farm products and a possible improvement in trade prospects. Your view?
Guy Trafford wonders if now is a good time to buy a farm, given the recent selling price dips and the upturn in global demand for our farm products and a possible improvement in trade prospects. Your view?
30th Oct 20, 9:19am
22nd Oct 20, 10:25am
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Guy Trafford assesses the pushing and shoving going on about who will set agriculture policies in a group that has little affinity with rural issues and is light on rural talent
Guy Trafford assesses the pushing and shoving going on about who will set agriculture policies in a group that has little affinity with rural issues and is light on rural talent
22nd Oct 20, 10:25am
20th Oct 20, 9:49am
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Guy Trafford tracks the food trade of both China and the USA and analyses how New Zealand fits in to this hard-fought global market
Guy Trafford tracks the food trade of both China and the USA and analyses how New Zealand fits in to this hard-fought global market
20th Oct 20, 9:49am
14th Oct 20, 8:53am
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Failure to heed local advice on the environmental consequences of a townie's 'well intentioned' policy change just made climate consequences worse in the high country, says Guy Trafford
Failure to heed local advice on the environmental consequences of a townie's 'well intentioned' policy change just made climate consequences worse in the high country, says Guy Trafford
14th Oct 20, 8:53am
8th Oct 20, 4:53pm
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Recent dairy news mostly positive, with Fonterra progressing its restructuring, higher auction prices, some sympathy for what farming contributes. But climate issues remain
Recent dairy news mostly positive, with Fonterra progressing its restructuring, higher auction prices, some sympathy for what farming contributes. But climate issues remain
8th Oct 20, 4:53pm
4th Oct 20, 10:33am
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Guy Trafford assesses the strategic options for rural voters in this year's general election. Making sure your choice isn't 'wasted' is now clearer, he suggests
Guy Trafford assesses the strategic options for rural voters in this year's general election. Making sure your choice isn't 'wasted' is now clearer, he suggests
4th Oct 20, 10:33am
1st Oct 20, 10:21am
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Guy Trafford tracks the decline in the national sheep flock, noting it is getting down to the minimum level where New Zealand can be an efficient sheepmeat producer
Guy Trafford tracks the decline in the national sheep flock, noting it is getting down to the minimum level where New Zealand can be an efficient sheepmeat producer
1st Oct 20, 10:21am
25th Sep 20, 11:49am
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The Wool Industry Working Group's latest report holds out little prospect of a change in fortunes for their natural fibre, the latest in a long line of attempts to find new viable markets
The Wool Industry Working Group's latest report holds out little prospect of a change in fortunes for their natural fibre, the latest in a long line of attempts to find new viable markets
25th Sep 20, 11:49am
24th Sep 20, 10:26am
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With early voting about to open (and be more popular than ever), Guy Trafford reviews the election policies affecting the rural community from across the political spectrum. He isn't impressed
With early voting about to open (and be more popular than ever), Guy Trafford reviews the election policies affecting the rural community from across the political spectrum. He isn't impressed
24th Sep 20, 10:26am
21st Sep 20, 11:39am
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Guy Trafford digests Fonterra's result for the year just gone and looks ahead at what the current season may bring
Guy Trafford digests Fonterra's result for the year just gone and looks ahead at what the current season may bring
21st Sep 20, 11:39am
17th Sep 20, 9:01am
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The surprise rise in dairy prices emphasises just how abnormal trading has become for all agricultural products, as local distortions produce supply and price reactions in distant markets
The surprise rise in dairy prices emphasises just how abnormal trading has become for all agricultural products, as local distortions produce supply and price reactions in distant markets
17th Sep 20, 9:01am
11th Sep 20, 10:20am
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The block on international travel has hit the daigou trade hard and provided surpercharged growth for established commercial channels of products that were traded that way
The block on international travel has hit the daigou trade hard and provided surpercharged growth for established commercial channels of products that were traded that way
11th Sep 20, 10:20am
9th Sep 20, 3:43pm
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Guy Trafford says tax-induced land use changes means the demise of beef cows are just starting despite some clear advantages
Guy Trafford says tax-induced land use changes means the demise of beef cows are just starting despite some clear advantages
9th Sep 20, 3:43pm
4th Sep 20, 12:36pm
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Dairy price falls get analysts' attention. Fonterra slips in the pecking order. Ship disaster hardens attitudes to live animal exports
Dairy price falls get analysts' attention. Fonterra slips in the pecking order. Ship disaster hardens attitudes to live animal exports
4th Sep 20, 12:36pm
2nd Sep 20, 12:31pm
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Guy Trafford is looking for reader help in trying to understand why farmers in the South Island get paid consistently less for their livestock
Guy Trafford is looking for reader help in trying to understand why farmers in the South Island get paid consistently less for their livestock
2nd Sep 20, 12:31pm

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