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Future of New Zealand agriculture in good hands

Press Release – Ravensdown

Smarter farming co-operative Ravensdown has launched a second intake to its development programme after an increasing number of talented applicants. Read more »

Are Experimental GE Factory Farm Animals Vivisection?

Press Release – GE Free NZ

AgResearch annual report (2019) on genetically engineered (GE) animal trials reinforce the findings of Friends of the Earth Genetically Engineered Animals: From Lab to Factory Farm report [1]. The reports detail that all GE techniques have the … Read more »

The Nation: PM of the Netherlands Mark Rutte

Press Release – The Nation

This week saw the first visit by a Dutch PM in 22 years. Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte was here to announce a bilateral collaboration on modern agriculture and climate change. Read more »

Extra support for rural families

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Extra funding will allow Rural Support Trusts to help farming families, says Minister for Rural Communities and Agriculture Damien OConnor. Read more »

Economic Misdirection At it’s Finest

Press Release – Primary Land Users Group

A report by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) has suggested that the government’s proposed clean-up of waterways will not harm New Zealand’s overall economy. Read more »

Bureaucratic Madness

Press Release – Primary Land Users Group

What is this article all about you may ask and the headline would suggest that you should ask that question. So lets look at some facts behind this headline. Read more »

Scholarships address need for farming apprentices

Press Release – Primary ITO

Primary ITO is responding to the urgent need for skilled workers in agriculture and horticulture by launching a scholarship programme for apprentice fees. Read more »

Young tractor driver tasered after pursuit

Press Release – Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer’s use of a Taser on a young person who had stolen a small tractor and led Police in a pursuit, was an unreasonable and excessive use of force. Read more »

Response to AgCarm: Yes, the IARC is an ‘outlier’

Article – Soil and Health Association

The Soil & Health Association of New Zealand Response to AgCarm Yes, the IARC is an outlier and we are the safer for it An October 1 media release by Agcarm draws attention to the fact that the chemical industry affirms the safety of glyphosate. … Read more »

Flawed policies will bite future growth

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Before giving thought to splurging funds from the surplus, Finance Minister Grant Robertson should check on the effects some of his colleagues policies are having on the economy, Federated Farmers says. Read more »

NZ to go Dutch to battle climate change

Article – BusinessDesk

Dutch and Kiwi farmers must innovate together, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte said, announcing a joint cooperation statement on climate change with New Zealand today. Read more »

Biotech policy a step in the right direction, says Agcarm

Press Release – Agcarm

The peak association that represents New Zealands animal medicine and crop protection industries welcomes the National partys new biotech policy. Read more »

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