Clampdown on foreign farm buyers scares off investors

Article – BusinessDesk

Clampdown on foreign farm buyers scares off investors with ‘tens of millions’ in funds, agents say Read more »

Price of ‘healthy food basket’ continues to rise

Press Release – University of Otago

The cost of buying healthy food in a weekly supermarket shop continues to grow, the latest New Zealand Food Cost Survey carried out by the University of Otago shows. Read more »

Peters pins $2B-plus ‘losses’ to NZ on Fonterra

Article – BusinessDesk

June 18 (BusinessDesk) – Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters doubled down on last week’s New Zealand First party attacks on the performance and leadership of Fonterra, saying the country’s largest business was costing the economy more than $2 billion … Read more »

Innovative students solve challenges

Press Release – GrowingNZ

What: Dozens of Year 10 and 11 secondary school students are set to compete in a fast-paced event that invites them to solve a series of challenges facing New Zealands primary sectors. Read more »

Government needs to rethink Landcorp

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to shrink their ownership of farms through Landcorp and use them to give young Kiwi farmers the opportunity to lease and ultimately own some of these farms, National Party spokesperson for Agriculture Nathan Guy says. Read more »

DOC changing its service to exporters

Press Release – Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is making a change to a service it provides to businesses exporting deer and other animal products. Read more »

Nitrogen-reducing plantain recognised with Fieldays Award

Press Release – HMC Communications

A plantain that started life as a common weed has been recognised for its contribution to the future of farming with an Innovation Award from Fieldays. Read more »

Climate change discussion ‘direction of travel’ is positive

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The National Partys five principles on which it will base emission reduction policies, including science-based and taking into account economic impact, are spot on, Federated Farmers says. Read more »

Tourist levy allocation is the key, says Feds

Press Release – Federated Farmers

How and where the new levy on international tourists is allocated will be the key to its worth, Federated Farmers says. Read more »

Sheep and beef farmers working with nature to create profit

Press Release – growfarm

New Zealand agriculture is facing increasing pressure to change how it operates and lower its environmental footprint, with the mantra produce more for less thrown around regularly. Read more »

St Paul’s student invention wins at Fieldays

Press Release – St Paul’s Collegiate School

A team of St Pauls Collegiate School Agribusiness students were named young inventors of the year at Fieldays 2018. Read more »

National calls for common ground on climate policy

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Today in a keynote speech at the 50th Annual Agricultural Fieldays Opposition Leader Simon Bridges has taken a significant step toward a bipartisan approach to climate change policy. Today I have written to the Prime Minister and Minister for Climate … Read more »

Simon Bridges: Speech to Fieldays on climate change

Speech – New Zealand National Party

My time as Economic Development Minister underlined for me the importance of the primary sector and regional New Zealand. Read more »

Facing NZ’s farming future with confidence

Press Release – Callaghan Innovation

At a time when farming is facing a number of challenges globally, Callaghan Innovation says New Zealand has a unique opportunity to capitalise on its reputation as one of the worlds four key agritech locations. Read more »

Chefs rave about Pāmu deer milk

Press Release – Pamu Farms

Chef Geoff Scott says it is rare to see excitement among the chef community but when top chefs tasted deer milk for the first time on Monday in Auckland, a buzz was in the air. Read more »

Second-place still winner for NZ food if branded

Press Release – Lincoln University

Lincoln University agri-food marketing expert Dr Nic Lees says we need to make more of being second when it comes to international food ratings. Read more »

Deer Milk wins Innovation Award at Fieldays

Press Release – Pamu Farms

Pmus (formerly Landcorp) focus on innovation in the food business has been recognised at the 50th Fieldays, winning the Innovation Grassroots awards, with its ground-breaking deer milk product. Read more »

Positive results for Tūtira UMF Mānuka Honey

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

In its first season of mnuka honey production, results from the Ttira trial mnuka plantation are very encouraging. Read more »

Rural-proofing policy is a good move

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The announcement today that government policy makers will have to factor rural communities into their decision making is a good move, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says. Read more »

Celebrating exceptional primary industry employers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Celebrating exceptional primary industry employers Associate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri has today launched the new Good Employer Awards in recognition of outstanding primary industry employers and those that provide services to the primary industries. … Read more »

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