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Government needs to look after New Zealand farmers

Press Release – New Conservative

New Zealand farmers are working hard to lead the world in sustainable farming practices, yet it seems that the government is still determined to undermine their efforts by using misleading accounting methods. Read more »

Dates set for 2019 Effluent Expo at Mystery Creek

Press Release – Effluent Expo

New Zealands premiere annual event for farm nutrient management advice, products and services will run on November 19 and 20 at the Mystery Creek Events Centre south of Hamilton. Read more »

Review finds NZ world leader in reducing livestock emissions

Press Release – Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre

Review finds New Zealand world leader in the field of reducing methane emissions from livestock Read more »

Greater use of Council uniform charges would be fairer

Press Release – Federated Farmers

City, regional and district councils urgently need alternative funding frameworks if local government is to restore its credibility with communities, Federated Farmers says. Read more »

Bounce in deer numbers

Press Release – Deer Industry NZ

Farmed deer numbers, including the number of breeding hinds and fawns, increased in 2018 according to provisional agriculture census figures released by Statistics New Zealand. This follows a small recovery in stag numbers in the 2017 census. Read more »

Lease-holders’ rights large part of High Country equation

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Its timely and worthwhile to review aspects of Crown lease land in the South Island High Country but the rights of leaseholders are just as important as other factors in the debate, Federated Farmers says. Read more »

Trace elements a solution close to home

Press Release – Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health New Zealand

Despite New Zealands relatively benign climate lending itself so well to pastoral farming, its soils can hide some chronic mineral deficiencies that can undo the efforts of the best farm managers as they try to get the most out of their stock. Read more »

Minister travels to UAE and Egypt

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Agriculture Minister Damien OConnor travels to the United Arab Emirates this evening and then onto Egypt for meetings on trade, food security and agricultural technology. Read more »

High Country farmers face more uncertainty, costs

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Details of the Governments plan to end tenure review show some farmers will have wasted time and money on the regime and all farmers on Crown pastoral land will face higher costs, Nationals Land Information spokesperson David Bennett says. Read more »

EDS not convinced abandoning tenure review is a good thing

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has concerns about the decision to abandon tenure review, as described in the discussion paper released by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) today. Read more »

Refund RUC charges on Nelson Fires Hay Convoy

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Road User Charges incurred by trucking companies and smaller operators transporting hay to farmers in Nelson should be refunded, says Nationals South Island Regional Development spokesperson Andrew Falloon. Read more »

Change to how iconic high country land is managed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Iconic high country land will be better managed under changes that Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage announced consultation on today. Read more »

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