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Jeff Smith

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Farmers claim to have been forced off their Northland farms after aggressive banking practices left them with unaffordable loans
5th Apr 14, 11:38am
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Farmers claim to have been forced off their Northland farms after aggressive banking practices left them with unaffordable loans
New Zealand dairy farmers are responding to high prices by cranking the handle on their production to cash in on record payout
28th Mar 14, 4:25pm
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New Zealand dairy farmers are responding to high prices by cranking the handle on their production to cash in on record payout
Chinese dairy interests expanding preparing for new incentives in the industry by acquisitions or expansion
11th Mar 14, 1:29pm
Chinese dairy interests expanding preparing for new incentives in the industry by acquisitions or expansion
Dairy leaders do not regard negative survey of dairy farmers’ environmental record as particularly important, more playing politics
11th Mar 14, 10:56am
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Dairy leaders do not regard negative survey of dairy farmers’ environmental record as particularly important, more playing politics
Dairy farmers who are unbundling Fonterra shares are having a dramatic effect on many aspects of the industry
5th Mar 14, 4:08pm
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Dairy farmers who are unbundling Fonterra shares are having a dramatic effect on many aspects of the industry
Protocol over live animal exports to Saudi Arabia marks progress in trading relations
5th Mar 14, 12:06pm
Protocol over live animal exports to Saudi Arabia marks progress in trading relations
Good news keeps on coming for New Zealand dairy farmers with record prices and production figures
4th Mar 14, 11:11am
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Good news keeps on coming for New Zealand dairy farmers with record prices and production figures
Visiting China, it is not safe to drink the water, the produce is pretty dodgy and they are sending a lot of the food here
3rd Mar 14, 4:59pm
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Visiting China, it is not safe to drink the water, the produce is pretty dodgy and they are sending a lot of the food here
Kiwifruit industry rebounds with record returns and demands for orchards back to pre Psa levels
3rd Mar 14, 9:24am
Kiwifruit industry rebounds with record returns and demands for orchards back to pre Psa levels
Negotiation, conciliation and pragmatism win the day in saga of the Horizons Regional Council's One Plan
3rd Mar 14, 9:17am
Negotiation, conciliation and pragmatism win the day in saga of the Horizons Regional Council's One Plan
On line farm package accountants the opportunity to play a significant role in the financial management of the business
3rd Mar 14, 9:05am
On line farm package accountants the opportunity to play a significant role in the financial management of the business
Turners and Growers returns to profit after two years of losses led by substantial success in export markets
28th Feb 14, 11:08am
Turners and Growers returns to profit after two years of losses led by substantial success in export markets
Danger high prices could mean long-term damage to world demand by encouraging buyers to explore alternatives
27th Feb 14, 3:58pm
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Danger high prices could mean long-term damage to world demand by encouraging buyers to explore alternatives
Emissions Trading Scheme appears to be dying along with hundreds of thousands of pine tree seedlings
25th Feb 14, 1:03pm
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Emissions Trading Scheme appears to be dying along with hundreds of thousands of pine tree seedlings
Claims over rejection of meat by the US because of deregulation failings disputed by MPI report
24th Feb 14, 3:46pm
Claims over rejection of meat by the US because of deregulation failings disputed by MPI report
Negotiation, conciliation and pragmatism win the day in saga of the Horizons Regional Council's One Plan
21st Feb 14, 3:09pm
Negotiation, conciliation and pragmatism win the day in saga of the Horizons Regional Council's One Plan
Claim companies use NZ as backdoor to get potentially toxic frozen Chinese vegetables into Australia bypassing normal checks
21st Feb 14, 12:30pm
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Claim companies use NZ as backdoor to get potentially toxic frozen Chinese vegetables into Australia bypassing normal checks
$32 million expansion planned at Fonterra's Eltham plant to service its growing food service business
20th Feb 14, 9:08am
$32 million expansion planned at Fonterra's Eltham plant to service its growing food service business
Dairy support units leading the charge as high confidence pervades the rural sector across the board
20th Feb 14, 9:04am
Dairy support units leading the charge as high confidence pervades the rural sector across the board
Fears are now being expressed that debt trend could continue based on promised record high dairy returns.
18th Feb 14, 2:03pm
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Fears are now being expressed that debt trend could continue based on promised record high dairy returns.
Heightened concern that 2014 will see significant increases in interest rates adding to farmers' biggest bill
18th Feb 14, 12:25pm
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Heightened concern that 2014 will see significant increases in interest rates adding to farmers' biggest bill
Kiwi food products would command premium prices with emerging trading partners if they are safety certified
18th Feb 14, 9:33am
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Kiwi food products would command premium prices with emerging trading partners if they are safety certified
“Massive” increase in land and livestock values over the past 10 years presents investment opportunity for farmers
17th Feb 14, 2:49pm
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“Massive” increase in land and livestock values over the past 10 years presents investment opportunity for farmers
Calls for red meat progress grow louder and increasingly appeals are being made for the Government to step in
17th Feb 14, 12:48pm
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Calls for red meat progress grow louder and increasingly appeals are being made for the Government to step in
Unwanted 2000ha owned by Solid Energy on market after the company changes its mind over lignite mining
14th Feb 14, 12:03pm
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Unwanted 2000ha owned by Solid Energy on market after the company changes its mind over lignite mining