El Nino weather pattern may dent NZ farm output: BNZ

Article – BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – The El Nino weather pattern that meteorological forecasters are predicting this year is likely to reduce New Zealand’s agricultural output, based on historic data, economists at Bank of New Zealand say. Read more »

The ultimate scapegoat: PM blames fruit fly for new tax

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The ultimate scapegoat: PM blames fruit fly for new tax The Prime Minister has found the ultimate scapegoat for breaking his promise not to introduce a new tax the Queensland fruit fly, Labours Biosecurity spokesperson Damien OConnor says. Read more »

Apple Fields’ directors fined $30,000 over filing omissions

Article – BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – Justin Prain and Mark Schroeder, directors of the formerly NZX-listed Apple Fields, have been fined $30,000 each for failing to file financial statements for three years. Read more »

New prebiotic offers stress-free calf rearing

Press Release – Donna Davies PR

A unique new prebiotic product is set to boost calf health this season, saving calf rearers valuable time and money. Read more »

AgriPeople are your rural recruitment and People Management

Press Release – Media PA

Working with agricultural employers and employees, AgriPeople focus on creating lasting relationships by using practical tools and applying a practical approach. Read more »

Farmers Urged to Plan-a-Year-Ahead for Riparian Planting

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

Taranaki farmers are urged to order-a-year-ahead to secure plants to protect water quality in the region. Read more »

Environmental protection the winner on the day

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating a victory for the environment, as John Key admits lack of support from other political parties has halted plans to gut the principles of the Resource Management Act. Read more »

Blenheim the place to be in June for Ag contractors

Press Release – Rural Contractors NZ

Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) is encouraging all of its members and any others interested in the agricultural contracting sector to attend its annual conference being held in Blenheim later next month. Read more »

Working to surplus the best news for farmers in the Budget

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says its disappointed there is no Budget surplus this year, but the best news for farmers from the Government is that it is on track for a surplus next year. Read more »

Farmers Get Crumbs From Budget 2015

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Budget 2015 offers crumbs for farmers, despite this being hard times for the people who are the lifeblood of our country, says New Zealand First. Read more »

$12.8m for new Te Ture Whenua Māori Network

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The new Te Ture Whenua Mori Network, which will help Mori land owners improve the productivity of their land, will be supported by $12.8 million in the Budget, Mori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says. Read more »

South Island Farmer of the Year competition opens for 2015

Press Release – South Island Farmer of the Year

MEDIA RELEASE 21 05 2015 Nominations & entries open for South Island Farmer of the Year Read more »

Federated Farmers on the TPP

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Agricultural and Agri-Food Producers Call for an Ambitious, Fair, and Comprehensive Agreement through the Trans-Pacific Partnership Read more »

Ballance makes key leadership appointments

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance makes key leadership appointments Ballance Agri-Nutrients has announced the appointment of two general managers as well as appointments to new roles in strategy and agricultural technology. Chief Executive Mark Wynne said the appointments were … Read more »

Low payout, smarter herd management

Press Release – HMC Communications

If you want to get the best out of your farming business when payout is low, you need to have the right tools. Read more »

Dairy product prices fall 2.2% in latest GDT auction

Article – BusinessDesk

May 20 (BusinessDesk) – Dairy product prices fell for the fifth consecutive GlobalDairyTrade auction, pushing the GDT Price Index to its lowest level since August 2009 and adding to the pressure on the one in four dairy farmers the Reserve Bank says have negative … Read more »

Dairy product prices fall 2.2% in fifth straight GDT drop

Article – BusinessDesk

May 20 (BusinessDesk) – Dairy product prices fell for the fifth consecutive GlobalDairyTrade auction, pushing the GDT Price Index to its lowest level since August 2009 and adding to the pressure on the one in four dairy farmers the Reserve Bank says have negative … Read more »

Young Farmers educating Tasman teens at Stock Skills Day

Press Release – Young Farmers

New Zealand Young Farmers is providing an educational day for Canterbury teens wanting to learn more about stock judging and handling on Sunday 24 May at the Canterbury Agricultural Park. Members of New Zealand Young Farmers High School Clubs, commonly … Read more »

Call OSPRI if you’re moving this Gypsy Day

Press Release – OSPRI New Zealand

Dont put your livelihood at risk when moving or selling stock over the Gypsy Day period; make sure you call OSPRI to update your NAIT and TBfree details and record all animal movements. This will help protect New Zealands reputation as a producer … Read more »

Rural Business Network Launches Free Mentoring Initiative

Press Release – Rural Business Network

Rural Business Network (RBN) in partnership with Business Mentors New Zealand (BMNZ) has launched a new initiative offering mentoring support to rural businesses throughout New Zealand. The project is called Rural Mentor and will provide a tool to … Read more »

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