New PGP programme to boost wool industry

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries 10 February 2016 Media Statement New PGP programme to boost wool industry Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a new Primary Growth Partnership programme aimed at lifting the profitability … Read more »

OVERSEER’s significant contribution to agriculture revealed

Press Release – Overseer

OVERSEER is a tool that has given a great deal to the agriculture sector and will keep giving for the foreseeable future, says Caroline Read the General Manager of OVERSEER. Its a gift that keeps giving, she says. Read more »

Great farmer turnout at effluent field day

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Great farmer turnout at effluent field day A fantastic Reporoa and Waikite dairy farmer turnout at a recent effluent management field day is a sign of the sectors commitment to doing the right thing by the environment, says organiser Jon Palmer. … Read more »

2016 shaping up to be a tough year for farmers

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers 2015/16 Mid-Season Farm Confidence Survey reveals farmer confidence remains in the doldrums. Read more »

Progress on Hinds Plan welcomed by Federated Farmers

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the progress made on the Hinds Plan Change to the Land and Water Regional Plan – with Environment Canterbury accepting the recommendations put to them by Independent Hearing Commissioners last week. Read more »

Four finalists named for IrrigationNZ’s Innovation Award

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

For the second time IrrigationNZ has shortlisted four finalists for its Innovation in Irrigation Award sponsored by Aqualinc which will be presented at the organisations biennial conference in early April. Read more »

Dairy Awards Makes Field Days Bigger & Better

Press Release – NZ Dairy Industry Awards

Dairy Awards Makes Field Days Bigger & Better Major changes to this years New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards regional competition winners field days aim to increase participation and exposure for all those involved. Executive Committee … Read more »

NZX dairy futures point to further decline in WMP

Article – BusinessDesk

NZX dairy futures point to further decline in whole milk powder from six-month low Read more »

Zespri and T&G’s collaboration an example for all industry

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) – Horticulture New Zealand says the memorandum of understanding signed today between former foes Zespri and T&G Global is an example of how the horticultural industry will achieve a planned doubling in value by 2020. Read more »

NZ wool prices slip on higher kiwi, reduced China demand

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand wool prices declined as an increase in the kiwi dollar made the country’s exports less attractive. Read more »

Water metering compliance urged

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

Farmers taking water from Otago rivers who have not yet complied with Government regulations requiring them to install water measuring and recording equipment on their properties are being urged to sort this now. Read more »

Small cost in removing carbon subsidy for big emitters:NZIER

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) – Removing the current subsidy for heavy emitters of greenhouse gases from the emissions trading scheme would impose “a small cost on the economy as a whole” and would be more heavily borne by the agricultural and extractive … Read more »

ChinaChem takeover of Syngenta – Greenpeace statement

Press Release – Greenpeace

Beijing, 4 February 2016 – On the announcement of ChemChina to takeover the pesticide and seed company Syngenta, Philippe Schenkel, Ecological Farming Campaigner at Greenpeace Switzerland, said: Read more »

NZ free range hen video goes viral

Press Release – Otaika Valley Free Range

A New Zealand online video showing thousands of free range hens rushing outside into the sun and open fields has gone viral with 620,000 views and growing. Read more »

Changes to fertility index will improve accuracy

Press Release – Dairy NZ

The accuracy of the national animal evaluation system is set for a boost, thanks to a change in the processing of fertility data. Read more »

NZ Honey’s fight with MPI reaches Court of Appeal

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 4 (BusinessDesk) – The stoush between New Zealand Honey International and the Ministry for Primary Industries over labelling has reached the Court of Appeal. Read more »

NZ Honey’s fight with MPI reaches Court of Appeal

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 4 (BusinessDesk) – The stoush between New Zealand Honey International and the Ministry for Primary Industries over labelling has reached the Court of Appeal. Read more »

Stronger NZ Dollar Lowers Local Wool Prices

Press Release – NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report

New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that a resurgent New Zealand dollar compared to the last sale on 28th January impacted on this weeks wool sales with most types easing. Read more »

TPP will help remove regulatory barriers

Press Release – Deer Industry NZ

The main benefit for the deer industry from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will be the ability to challenge any potentially unfair regulations imposed by importing countries. Read more »

Changes to rural subdivision and land use rules proposed

Press Release – Tasman District Council

The Tasman District Council is planning to change some of the rules that apply to rural land to better protect the Districts best productive land, while also offering greater flexibility for landowners. Read more »

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