Fonterra China Deal Demands Safe Supply Chain

Press Release – GE Free NZ

The future success of Fonterras deal to sell infant formula in China [1] requires all milk it uses be safe and for Fonterra to secure its supply chain from contamination by GE DNA and pesticide residues. There is now significant risk from importations … Read more »

Allied Farmers back in black as livestock unit grows

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 1 (BusinessDesk) – Allied Farmers, which is rebuilding from a disastrous takeover of the Hanover and United Finance loan books, returned to profit as its core livestock unit lifted income with gains in Taranaki and Waikato. Read more »

Fonterra credit rating cut by S&P, Fitch affirms rating

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group has had its A+ credit rating cut one notch by Standard & Poor’s over its investment in China’s Beingmate Baby & Child Food, which the rating agency sees as a more aggressive push into the … Read more »

Forest grant scheme will help control erosion

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest owners say the governments decision to reinstate the Afforestation Grant Scheme will be welcomed by farmers and regional councils fighting soil erosion in steep hill country. Read more »

Challenge boosts protection of biological heritage

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The National Science Challenge New Zealands Biological Heritage Ng Koiora Tuku Iho is to receive funding of $25.8 million over five years for research to protect and manage the countrys biodiversity, improve our biosecurity, and … Read more »

New regional pest management plan now operative

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Councils new regional pest management plan has today been put into operation on the casting vote of the chairperson Paula Southgate. Read more »

Market Consolidates

Press Release – Wool Services International

New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds Marketing Executive, Mr Paul Steel reports that at todays South Island Wool sale prices consolidated on the back of continuing short falls of volumes coming forward onto the market. Read more »

OPC submission period extended

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

We have extended the submission period for the modified reassessment of a bee control affecting five organophosphate and carbamate insecticides (APP202142). Read more »

Synlait Milk receives MPI approval

Press Release – Synlait Milk Ltd

Synlait Milk has received approval of its Risk Management Programme from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) for its dry blending and consumer packaging plant. Read more »

iAgri reaches ground Xero

Press Release – I-Agri Technology

Xerocon Australia 2014 proved to be the perfect launch pad for iAgri, the agri-add on partner for Xeros farm accountancy solution. Read more »

Canterbury dairy farmers compliance continues to improve

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Canterburys dairy farmers 72 percent full effluent compliance result, with no prosecutions, for the 2013/14 season shows they are taking their responsibilities seriously and the hard work is paying off. Firstly, I would like to congratulate … Read more »

Westland cuts forecast payout on falling global dairy prices

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Westland Milk Products, the Hokitika-based dairy cooperative, has overtaken rival Fonterra Cooperative Group in cutting its forecast payout to farmers, citing falling global dairy prices and the persistent strength in the kiwi … Read more »

Canterbury’s dairy compliance: focus on improvement

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Canterburys dairy farm consent compliance results for the latest season (2013-14) show no prosecutions were needed while the overall rates of compliance were similar to the previous season. The summary of results is being released to support the annual … Read more »

NZ And International Investment Welcomed by Farmers

Press Release – Fonterra Shareholders’ Council

Fonterra Shareholders Council Chairman, Ian Brown said todays announced investments in New Zealands milk pools and a global partnership with Chinas Beingmate were bold moves that would be welcomed by the Co-operatives Farmers. Read more »

Fonterra And Beingmate Initiate Global Partnership

Press Release – Fonterra

27 August 2014 Auckland, New Zealand Fonterra And Beingmate Initiate Global Partnership in Chinas High-Value Infant Formula Market Key points Read more »

Fonterra Increases Processing Capacity

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterras Board has given the green light to build a new high efficiency milk powder drier in the North Island and further increase milk processing capacity in the South Island to help meet global demand for dairy products. Read more »

Fonterra Maintains Forecast Farmgate Milk Price for 2014/15

Press Release – Fonterra

27 August 2014 Fonterra Maintains Forecast Farmgate Milk Price for 2014/15 Season Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today maintained its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season at $6.00 per kgMS. Read more »

Peters: Stopping the Sale of New Zealand

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Stopping the Sale of New Zealand Futility of offshore ownership of house building companies. What New Zealand First will do. Read more »

Bee safety meeting

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority NZ

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and Plant & Food Research have co-hosted a meeting of key stakeholders in the bee world to discuss bee safety. Read more »

Society Applauds Proposed NZ-Wide Risk Assessment

Press Release – The Wise Response Society

The Wise Response Society is heartened to see that Labour’ just released Climate Change policy includes formal support for the Society’s call for a New Zealand-wide Risk Assessment. The Green Party has also formally acknowledged support for the Wise … Read more »

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