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Keith Woodford

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Keith Woodford is an independent consultant who holds honorary positions as Professor of Agri-Food Systems at Lincoln University and Senior Research Fellow at the Contemporary China Research Centre at Victoria University. His archived writings are available at http://keithwoodford.wordpress.com

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8 years 5 months

Latest articles

The Covid trajectory has taken off. The situation is becoming more dismal with exponential growth well under way
15th Oct 21, 10:39am
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The Covid trajectory has taken off. The situation is becoming more dismal with exponential growth well under way
The current COVID strategy needs an urgent reset. It is now evident that staying in Level 3 over coming weeks will lead to a dismal Christmas
10th Oct 21, 5:36pm
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The current COVID strategy needs an urgent reset. It is now evident that staying in Level 3 over coming weeks will lead to a dismal Christmas
There are close on 400,000 hectares of non-registered post-1989 forests eligible to join the ETS. Once registered, many owners could within one year earn $7500 or more per hectare in historical credits back to 2018
7th Oct 21, 9:17am
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There are close on 400,000 hectares of non-registered post-1989 forests eligible to join the ETS. Once registered, many owners could within one year earn $7500 or more per hectare in historical credits back to 2018
Fonterra pulls up the wagons to defend its territory, but also hoping to sortie out with new nutritional endeavours
23rd Sep 21, 3:57pm
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Fonterra pulls up the wagons to defend its territory, but also hoping to sortie out with new nutritional endeavours
The Government never foresaw the land-use forces they were unleashing with the ETS
22nd Sep 21, 4:43pm
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The Government never foresaw the land-use forces they were unleashing with the ETS
The carbon price is now high enough to change land-use sufficiently to blow away sheep and beef, but too low to significantly influence emission behaviours elsewhere
8th Sep 21, 6:31am
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The carbon price is now high enough to change land-use sufficiently to blow away sheep and beef, but too low to significantly influence emission behaviours elsewhere
On Wednesday, The Government lost control of the ETS to speculators. This has big implications and challenges for the path ahead
2nd Sep 21, 10:06am
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On Wednesday, The Government lost control of the ETS to speculators. This has big implications and challenges for the path ahead
The important food-derived opioids come from A1 beta-casein and gluten. There are solutions to the problems they create
27th Aug 21, 9:16am
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The important food-derived opioids come from A1 beta-casein and gluten. There are solutions to the problems they create
Keith Woodford reminds farmers the price of carbon is determined by Government. There lies the risk for carbon farming
23rd Aug 21, 10:41am
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Keith Woodford reminds farmers the price of carbon is determined by Government. There lies the risk for carbon farming
Given current carbon prices, the march of the pine trees across the landscape has only just begun. The implications are massive
14th Aug 21, 9:20am
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Given current carbon prices, the march of the pine trees across the landscape has only just begun. The implications are massive
Hard-hill country farmers need to look seriously at carbon farming opportunities as carbon prices keep rising
28th Jul 21, 12:31pm
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Hard-hill country farmers need to look seriously at carbon farming opportunities as carbon prices keep rising
Sheep-farming retreat will continue despite excellent meat prices, with carbon farming the mega-force
20th Jul 21, 12:15pm
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Sheep-farming retreat will continue despite excellent meat prices, with carbon farming the mega-force
South Island hill and high-country sheep farms are big and profitable but have limited options
1st Jul 21, 4:33pm
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South Island hill and high-country sheep farms are big and profitable but have limited options
Intensive sheep farms have been squeezed by dairy and are now drifting to beef with wool right out of the money
19th Jun 21, 8:56am
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Intensive sheep farms have been squeezed by dairy and are now drifting to beef with wool right out of the money
The North Island hill country is where sheep, beef, production forests and carbon farming all compete for land-use
3rd Jun 21, 2:49pm
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The North Island hill country is where sheep, beef, production forests and carbon farming all compete for land-use
Keith Woodford says the Fonterra capital proposals will make the forward journey more difficult, running counter to the intent
19th May 21, 8:33am
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Keith Woodford says the Fonterra capital proposals will make the forward journey more difficult, running counter to the intent
Fonterra’s capital structure proposals are the biggest since its formation in 2001. The devil is in the detail, says Keith Woodford
6th May 21, 3:48pm
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Fonterra’s capital structure proposals are the biggest since its formation in 2001. The devil is in the detail, says Keith Woodford
The sheep and beef industry is getting squeezed from all sides, yet export returns exceed $7 billion
6th May 21, 10:29am
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The sheep and beef industry is getting squeezed from all sides, yet export returns exceed $7 billion
Many more A2 milk and A2 infant formula brands are now emerging across the globe but market leader The a2 milk Company is struggling
22nd Apr 21, 10:17am
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Many more A2 milk and A2 infant formula brands are now emerging across the globe but market leader The a2 milk Company is struggling
Property rights versus ecological values clash head-on within the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill
7th Apr 21, 4:22pm
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Property rights versus ecological values clash head-on within the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill
Big decisions still lie ahead as to how New Zealand reports its GHGs to the United Nations. Keeping short and long-life gases separate in the reporting headlines is vital
27th Mar 21, 9:32am
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Big decisions still lie ahead as to how New Zealand reports its GHGs to the United Nations. Keeping short and long-life gases separate in the reporting headlines is vital
Land-use decisions between farm and forest need unbiased information from within New Zealand, without Government screwing the scrum towards foreign investors
13th Mar 21, 9:46am
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Land-use decisions between farm and forest need unbiased information from within New Zealand, without Government screwing the scrum towards foreign investors
China is New Zealand’s biggest kiwifruit export market. The problem is that Chinese growers are now growing Zespri’s SunGold variety without Zespri’s permission
16th Feb 21, 8:15am
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China is New Zealand’s biggest kiwifruit export market. The problem is that Chinese growers are now growing Zespri’s SunGold variety without Zespri’s permission
Internal inflation from non-tradables is well alight at 2.8% for the last year. In contrast, prices for items traded internationally declined by 0.3%. Understanding these differences and the reasons for these differences lies at the heart of the issue
10th Feb 21, 8:30am
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Internal inflation from non-tradables is well alight at 2.8% for the last year. In contrast, prices for items traded internationally declined by 0.3%. Understanding these differences and the reasons for these differences lies at the heart of the issue
Global dairy markets continue to grow despite negative sentiment in some quarters. The Climate Change Commission expects less cows to be balanced by more milk per cow
4th Feb 21, 8:00am
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Global dairy markets continue to grow despite negative sentiment in some quarters. The Climate Change Commission expects less cows to be balanced by more milk per cow