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Plan Your Visit To Central Districts Field Days

Press Release – Central Districts Field Days

An action-packed schedule has been announced for the 2020 Central Districts Field Days which kicks off in four weeks time. From farming to food, fencing to freestyle FMX, theres something for everyone and its shaping up to be the biggest and … Read more »

Shelter Trees For Economic And Environmental Gains

Column – Bala Tikkisetty Waikato Regional Council

Planting a shelterbelt is an option for some livestock farmers to reduce the adverse effects of inclement weather. And this is the time to plan for planting shelter. Whether it is heat or cold, physiological stresses impact on productivity by the … Read more »

Farmers Asked To Report Baleage Issues

Press Release – Emergency Management Southland

This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland. Otago and Southland Farmers are being asked by their Rural Support Trust and Emergency Management Southland to report any baleage they are unable to dispose of after the floods. We need … Read more »

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu Visits Thailand – With A Matchmaking Proposal

Press Release – FAO

FAO Chief discusses partnerships, innovation and technology in Thailands food and agriculture sectors, with the Kingdom seen as a potential hub of excellence to help deliver the SDGs Read more »

Mammoth Cool Store Complex Placed On The Market For Sale

Press Release – Bayleys Realty Group

One of the largest cool store complexes in Hawkes Bay operated by a global specialist in the distribution of chilled and frozen primary produce – has been placed on the market for sale. External aerial view The huge cool store facility on 1.5 … Read more »

Feds Delighted To Be Part Of Successful Eradication Effort

Press Release – Federated Farmers

A Wairarapa community-wide effort, backed by government, has achieved what is thought to be a biosecurity world first. The complete eradication of the pea weevil from the Wairarapa required a four-year ban on the growing of peas, not just for commercial … Read more »

Getting smarter at growing grass

Press Release – Ravensdown

Trewithen is a 288ha farm with 1,100 cows in New Plymouth, owned by the Faull Family from Waitara. In his third season, sharemilker James Barbour takes us through the farms approach to nutrient management. Read more »

Save The Date! Food For Our Future

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

5 & 6 August 2020 (pre-conference workshop on 4 August) Grand Millennium Hotel, Auckland New Zealand has an exceptional reputation internationally for the food it produces, exporting premium quality produce to meet the growing demands of … Read more »

Community Hui And Support For Those Impacted By Coronavirus

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

A series of community hui for workers and employers impacted by the Coronavirus will be held as part of a regional response to support Tairwhiti communities. Yesterday a Regional Leaders Governance group met to discuss the effects so far and how key … Read more »

MOH/Big Pharma Fight Kiwi Hemp Hero

Article – Tadgh Stopford

Chris Woodney Mr Christopher Woodney is a father, husband, and small businessman in Rotorua. His life is now in tatters after having his business, Hemp Brokers effectively destroyed by the Ministry of Health. The Ministry appears to have done this to defend … Read more »

BNZ Drought Assistance To Northland Farmers Underway

Press Release – BNZ

Following the Government declaring a drought in Northland and parts of Auckland, BNZ has officially announced its drought assistance package for farmers affected by the driest start to the year on record in Northland and parts of Auckland. Dave … Read more »

Understanding And Support Goes A Long Way To Help Farmers

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased the government, and commercial operators like the ANZ bank, are aware of the struggles facing some farmers during extreme weather events around the country. “It is positive to hear the government is quick to respond … Read more »

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