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20 Feb 19, 11:05am
Guy Trafford points out good farmland is increasingly threatened by cities moving inland as climate change sees coastal zones encroached by the ocean
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18 Feb 19, 7:44am
Guy Trafford finds that innovation in markets we don't have a cultural affinity for is possible, despite Fonterra's China mis-steps - and it will essential to capture better returns for producers
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13 Feb 19, 9:11am
Guy Trafford says the arable farming practice of stubble-burning makes no sense farming-wise and is unhelpfully selfish in its wider impacts on the community
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8 Feb 19, 8:10am
The British obsession with food production vs obesity and climate may hurt their local producers and help NZ farmers. Saputo shakes things up. China infant formula market changes
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6 Feb 19, 9:16am
Guy Trafford looks behind the urban bumper-stickers to find a different, nuanced message that points the finger at urban consumer choices as the real climate change laggards
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3 Feb 19, 8:29am
Guy Trafford rounds up the week's dairy issues on the value of irrigation as a climate adaption, black beetles, sheep dairying, & more
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30 Jan 19, 12:24pm
Guy Trafford analyses the sheep meat market showing the changes to where our product goes, and where our rivals are focusing
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24 Jan 19, 9:50am
Guy Trafford assess the consequences of heightened American competition in the dairy export trade, and looks at their staying power. Westland Coop draws Saputo interest
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23 Jan 19, 9:12am
Guy Trafford takes another look at a growing problem that never seems to get resolved, notes a full effort to protect 'old world' markets, and assesses changes to farm gate prices
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17 Jan 19, 5:53pm
Guy Trafford looks at what is on the dairy agenda at the start of the new year, on-farm, at the dairy companies, the weather, and in the trade arena
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16 Jan 19, 4:48pm
Guy Trafford laments the state of agricultural training for a backbone sector as another bites the dust, reviews NZ's Brexit risks, and assesses the state of livestock markets in 2019
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20 Dec 18, 10:46am
Guy Trafford finishes 2018 with a GDT review, news of a new Fish & Game river survey, calling out plant-based-milk, and an update on the MPB eradication
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19 Dec 18, 8:45am
Guy Trafford takes a look at what 2019 might bring for farmers in terms of climate-related regulation, land prices, and product prices. He's not pessimistic on everything
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13 Dec 18, 9:07am
Guy Trafford reviews Fonterra's fixed milk price plan, Fed Farmers banking survey, and Simon Upton's critique of Overseer
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12 Dec 18, 11:45am
Guy Trafford solves the riddle of why farmer confidence is low when prices are high. The cost of increased box-ticking makes the future of smaller family farms less viable
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6 Dec 18, 10:14am
Guy Trafford reviews the latest auction and milk payout changes, Westland's restructure update, M bovis eradication costs
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5 Dec 18, 4:38pm
Guy Trafford reviews the latest changes in the national sheep flock in the face of peak dairy. Warren Parker get the Landcorp gig
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29 Nov 18, 10:36am
Guy Trafford reviews the latest claims on Canterbury water quality by Fish & Game and finds misrepresented sources, misquoted facts, and no transparency around samples selected. Fish & Game respond
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27 Nov 18, 11:06am
Suppliers do well, investors not so, raising questions about the sustainability of the co-operative model as its customers and markets change fast. Brexit update. Market reports
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22 Nov 18, 9:43am
Guy Trafford reviews the challenges the dairy industry faces, noting a2 Milk successes stand out even as production rises and prices fall for most others
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