FMA Announcement

Press Release – Silver Fern Farms

FMA completes consideration of complaints and finds they do not have any reason to believe the [Notice of Meeting and Shareholder] Information Pack was misleading or deceptive Read more »

dvisory boards can offer guidance for farmers

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

As the agricultural sector grapples with high levels of dairy debt and increased volatility, Crowe Horwaths Head of Agribusiness, Neil McAra, says farmers need to look at getting sound governance support. McAra is a strong advocate for advisory … Read more »

Rook Control Making Headway in Hawke’s Bay

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Over the past four months, around 900 rooks have been removed from Hawkes Bay following calls from farmers seeing birds on paddocks and crops. Read more »

Rural Contractors annual conference coming up

Press Release – Rural Contractors NZ

Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) is encouraging all of its members and any others interested in the agricultural contracting sector to attend its annual conference being held in the Bay of Islands later next month. Read more »

Good Gypsy Day planning key to preventing pest plant spread

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Farmers are being urged to protect farms from unwanted pest plants, like the invasive velvetleaf, by ensuring machinery, vehicles and equipment has been cleaned in the lead up to Gypsy Day. The plea is being made after recent investigations by Waikato … Read more »

new strategies needed to catch next wave of growth

Press Release – Rabobank

Strong growth in both volume and value terms is possible for New Zealands chicken meat industry, but it needs to focus on alternative strategies to capture new opportunities, according to a new report by agribusiness specialist Rabobank. Read more »

Latest Overseer Update Reduces Workload For Users

Press Release – Overseer

OVERSEER Limited released today the latest update to OVERSEER Nutrient Budgets (or OVERSEER). The new version OVERSEER 6.2.2 reduces the amount of manual data users need to input into the tool. Read more »

NZ lamb prices may rise 10% next season on lower supply: ASB

Article – BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand lamb prices, trading at a three-year low, may rise 10 percent next season, on lower supply and increased demand from China, ASB Bank says. Read more »

Ralec owners set first Clear earn-out target, Kirkham says

Article – BusinessDesk

Ralec owners set first earn-out target for Clear that wasn’t met, Kirkham says Read more »

Keep Otago’s roads clean and safe

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is urging dairy farmers, sharemilkers, and truckies to keep southern roads and waterways safe and effluent-free during Gypsy Week. Read more »

Business leaders from Agritech industry to gather

Press Release – India New Zealand Business Council

Over 300 global business leaders and stakeholders will come together on 13th June for first of its kind summit on Agritech, being held by INZBC. The summit will witness business leadership from across New Zealand and India to discuss in depth the scope … Read more »

Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act out of date

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is calling on the Government to urgently set up an expert panel to review the regulation of genetic modification (GM) in the wake of a report by the National Academy of Sciences which confirms the safety of GM crops. Read more »

GE Crop Report details problems and solutions.

Press Release – GE Free NZ

The report on Genetically Engineered Crops: Past Experience and Future Prospects [1] is being misrepresented as giving sweeping general approval of GE foods when it states no such thing. Read more »

IrrigationNZ welcomes new funding

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ welcomes government funding of $7.85 million for Canterbury irrigation projects that will help lift the water quality of Lake Ellesmere and groundwater in the Hinds area. Read more »

South Island Wool Prices Firm

Press Release – NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report

New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that a slightly weaker New Zealand dollar and a wider range of better styled wools this week saw the market well supported in some sectors. Read more »

Feds disappointed at latest velvetleaf confirmation

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is disappointed to learn that a fourth line of fodder beet seed has been confirmed as being contaminated with velvetleaf. Read more »

Genetically engineered crops are safe

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Genetically engineered crops are safe, but new regulations are needed as the definition of GE organisms becomes blurred, say US academies. Read more »

Greenpeace Response to MPI’s Multi-Million Dollar Hand-Out

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Responding to news today that the Ministry for Primary Industries will hand over millions of dollars to a controversial Canterbury industrial irrigation scheme, Genevieve Toop, Greenpeaces agriculture campaigner, said: Read more »

Change in responsibilities for Crown irrigation bodies

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A change in responsibilities for the Governments irrigation programmes will help streamline and speed up water storage projects, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today. Read more »

Central Plains schemes receive government support

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Government support for the Central Plains Water (CPW) Scheme was announced today by the Ministry for Primary Industries during a visit to the scheme by Minister Nathan Guy. Read more »

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