Wool Market Firms

Press Release – New Zealand Wool Services International

New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds General Manager, Mr John Dawson reports that the North Island offering this week saw a slightly dearer market compared to the last North Island auction, aided by a softer New Zealand dollar. Of the 7,900 … Read more »

Sustainable Farming Fund backs web-based education resource

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says a web-based education resource, to educate students on the value of plant nutrients will help the next generation of New Zealanders understand how agriculture systems work. The Sustainable Farming Fund has just announced $93,000 … Read more »

Another $9M on Corporate Welfare

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the announcement from Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy, and his Associate Minister, Jo Goodhew, that the Government will be spending another $9 million of taxpayers money on farming and forestry projects, Taxpayers Union … Read more »

OVERSEER 6.2 welcomed despite forecast Nitrate loss spike

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says any short-term pain for irrigating farmers who end up with worse nitrate leaching results in OVERSEER 6.2 will be out-weighed by the benefits of more realistic irrigation modelling. Read more »

Erosion works audit delivers good news

Press Release – Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Councils recent audit of Sustainable Land Use Initiative (SLUI) erosion works has revealed works have been completed to a high standard and are on track to reduce erosion by 80 per cent. Read more »

New OSPRI Chief Executive appointed

Press Release – OSPRI New Zealand

OSPRI Chairman Jeff Grant has today announced the appointment of Michelle Edge as Chief Executive of OSPRI. Read more »

$7.8m for new sustainable farming projects

Press Release – New Zealand Government

29 new projects have been approved for $7.8 million in new funding over four years through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today. These are grass-roots projects that support farmers, growers … Read more »

PM’s Post-Cabinet Press Conference Transcript: 16 March 2015

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Right, good afternoon. Id like to start by saying our thoughts are with our Pacific neighbours following the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam. Information is still coming, but it appears that Cyclone Pam has caused extensive damage and also, sadly, … Read more »

Consultation on Campylobacter performance targets open

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is asking for feedback on a range of proposed options for testing of Campylobacter in poultry. Read more »

New dairy goat research gets underway at Ruakura

Press Release – AgResearch

The industry aim of increasing the supply of dairy goat milk produced in New Zealand has taken another step forward with the opening this week [30th March] of AgResearchs new dedicated dairy goat research facility at Ruakura in the Waikato. Read more »

Fifth Grand Finalist Confirmed in ANZ Young Farmer Contest

Press Release – Young Farmer Contest

Fifth Grand Finalist Confirmed in ANZ Young Farmer Contest for Immediate Release 30-03-2015 Read more »

Consultation on Campylobacter performance targets open

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is asking for feedback on a range of proposed options for testing of Campylobacter in poultry. Read more »

Statement From Craddock Farms Limited Re Protest Allegations

Press Release – Craddock Farms Limited

The allegations made by the protesters are laughable, ridiculous and totally untrue. Read more »

Egg farm owners get violent during peaceful protest

Press Release – Stop Craddock Farms

This morning around 30 animal activists from ‘STOP Craddock Farms’ confronted egg farmers at Craddock Farms, a cage egg producer in Pukekohe. Read more »

Activists will confront egg farmers in Pukekohe today

Press Release – Stop Craddock Farms

This morning around 30 animal activists from ‘STOP Craddock Farms’ will stage a protest at Craddock Farms, a cage egg producer in Pukekohe. Read more »

Kiwifruit industry set for strong growth in 2015 season

Press Release – Zespri

The first kiwifruit charter ship for 2015 is set to sail from the Port of Tauranga tomorrow (Sunday 28 March), marking the start of a season promising strong growth with volumes back to pre-Psa levels this season, Zespris Chief Executive Lain … Read more »

Winston Peters vows to garner more investment in regions

Press Release – TVNZ

The new MP elect for Northland, Winston Peters, says he will force the Government to look beyond Auckland to address the needs of people in the regions by investing in what works. Read more »

Māori farming success recognised

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The talent on display at this years Ahuwhenua Trophy competition highlights the vast potential for Mori Agribusiness, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). Read more »

Swedes farmer survey results coming in May

Press Release – Dairy NZ

The results of an in-depth farmer survey carried out to help understand the factors behind the toxic swedes issues that hit Southland dairy herds last year are expected to be available by the end of May. Read more »

Get 1080 off our Farms

Press Release – Farmers Against Ten Eighty

I would ask all farmers to be vigilant when 1080 is used around their properties, and to ensure they do not further compromise our exports like the current sick criminal is doing. Read more »

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