We Are Growing Houses Instead of Food – Feds

Press Release – Federated Farmers

We are losing our most productive land to houses – thats the most significant point Federated Farmers takes from the Our Land 2018 report released today. Read more »

Agriculture in ETS a step closer

Article – BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Inclusion of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealands emissions trading scheme is a step closer with the appointment of a six-member Interim Climate Change Committee. Read more »

Progress on fresh water quality welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

17 April 2018 Progress on fresh water quality welcomed Nationals Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson has welcomed news that the efforts of New Zealanders alongside the previous Government to improve our freshwater quality are proving effective. … Read more »

The Right People to Crunch the Climate Change Numbers

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers believes the make-up of the Interim Climate Change Committee announced this afternoon puts some significant scientific thinking on the case. “This should mean we can figure out once and for all just what the obligations are New … Read more »

Government again targets regional NZ

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National stands behind New Zealands international commitments to reducing emissions but has cautioned against drastic action which will unfairly impact New Zealand farmers and businesses, spokesperson for Climate Change Todd Muller says. Read more »

Time to order poplar and willow poles for soil conservation

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

With winter just around the corner landowners are being urged to get online now and order their supplies of poplar and willow poles. Read more »

Cluster theory has failed to take hold in NZ manufacturing

Article – BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Twenty-seven years after the Porter Project recommended New Zealand should pursue a “clusters” strategy to develop its manufacturing base, a government study of the manufacturing sector has found there are “few … Read more »

Bigger role for water companies in farm strategy

Press Release – Roger Dennis

Irrigation companies have a bigger role to play in helping farmers make strategic decisions on land use, future innovation strategist Roger Dennis says. Read more »

Entries open for Fine Food NZ Innovation Awards

Press Release – Fine Food NZ

Have you recently launched a breakthrough product or service in the food, beverage, food service or hospitality industries? Show it off and stand a chance of winning one of the coveted Fine Food New Zealand Innovation Awards. Read more »

Water quality results show pleasing improvements

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says all the hard work being done to improve our freshwater quality is starting to pay off. Read more »

Progress on payment terms and e-invoicing

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Small Business Stuart Nash has congratulated Fonterra for its change of policy around payment terms for small and medium suppliers. The dairy co-operative has adopted a new policy where suppliers whose contracts are worth up to $300,000 … Read more »

Safety warning labels needed on fresh chicken: researchers

Press Release – University of Otago

Safety warning labels needed on fresh chicken, say researchers New research has found that many New Zealand consumers are unaware of the high levels of Campylobacter contamination of fresh chicken and most want safety labelling about the risks on … Read more »

A2 shares rise on new distribution deal

Article – BusinessDesk

April 16 (BusinessDesk) – A2 Milk Co has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Yuhan Corp in South Korea, more than a decade after an earlier foray into that country which ended in litigation. The milk marketing firm’s shares rose 1.3 percent. Read more »

Chairman and incumbent director returned to board

Press Release – Silver Fern Farms

Rob Hewett and Fiona Hancox have been re-elected to the Silver Fern Farms Co-operative Limiteds Board of Directors. Read more »

Reducing emissions by using food waste can also make money

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

In response to the Governments policy of achieving zero emissions by 2050 the Bioenergy Association says Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from food processing sector waste should be at the top of the list for encouragement from Government if … Read more »

Wintering practices important

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

The weather already this year has been a mixed bag of wet and dry. The winter season is now around the corner and who knows what that will bring! Read more »

MPI committed to efficient M. bovis compensation payouts

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is committed to helping farmers affected by the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis receive their due compensation, and is working hard to process all current claims. Read more »

Wet weather pushes vege prices up 11% in March

Article – BusinessDesk

April 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand food prices rose 1 percent in March from February as wet weather pushed up vegetable prices 11 percent. Read more »

Comvita advises of possible takeover

Article – BusinessDesk

April 16 (BusinessDesk) – Comvita, the NZX-listed manuka honey company, foreshadowed that it may be the subject of a takeover, with an unidentified third party currently undertaking due diligence to assess the business. Read more »

Impact of K5 Rabbit Virus

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

Impact of K5 Rabbit Virus – Otago Regional Council Patience is paying off for land owners who have been waiting for a rabbit virus to take hold. Tests from field samples in Otago indicate mortality as a result of the RHDV1 K5 rabbit virus. ORC director … Read more »

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