Tractor sales up across all sectors

Press Release – Tractor and Machinery Association

Sales of tractors are up more than 25% on this time last year and all sectors are showing buoyancy, says new NZ Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA) president, John Tulloch. Read more »

Sustainable farming boost

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Productive riparian planting, flies as pollinators, protecting hill country soils innovative projects sitting on the side-lines will now go ahead thanks to a funding boost to the Sustainable Farming Fund, Minister of Agriculture Damien OConnor … Read more »

Logan Wallace named 50th FMG Young Farmer of the Year

Press Release – Young Farmers

South Otago sheep farmer Logan Wallace has been named the 50th FMG Young Farmer of the Year. Read more »

Protecting people and animals from sharing disease

Press Release – Agcarm

On World Zoonoses Day, Agcarm reminds pet and livestock owners that good hygiene and vaccination is vital for protecting the health of people and animals. Read more »

50th anniversary of FMG Young Farmer of the Year

Press Release – New Zealand Young Farmers

Hundreds of people have celebrated the 50th anniversary of New Zealands longest-running agricultural contest. Read more »

Macca’s local and export shopping bill tops $360 million

Press Release – McDonald’s

Maccas local and export shopping bill tops $360 million in 2017 From Ingham chicken and McCains fries, to locally grown lettuce and tomatoes, McDonalds shopping list looks a lot like the average Kiwis, with one exception: the final bill which … Read more »

Trial leaves potential financial, environmental legacy

Press Release – Northland Regional Council

The regional councils long-serving Farm Monitoring Manager has hung up his gumboots; but has left behind a dairy effluent reduction model that could prove to be an impressive environmental and economic legacy. Read more »

Thanks Air New Zealand For Backing Something New

Press Release – Little Island

So yesterday when acting Prime Minister Winston Peters got hot and bothered about a new temporary vegan burger on the Air New Zealand menu, stating that our national carrier should be the meat industry’s number one marketer, it got us thinking, shouldnt … Read more »

Wool deserves front seat in Air NZ’s advertising

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is puzzled why our national carrier is making a song and dance about an overseas-produced plant protein burger but not the Kiwi company that supplies them with world-leading transportation fabrics. Read more »

Nation should be happy that farmers are still at work today

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Nation should be happy that farmers are still at work today The nation need not worry today – the farmers that produce your food and the lions share of the nations export earnings still got up at the crack of dawn today(Subs July5). While those … Read more »

Conference: Plant protein food developments accelerating

Press Release – Innovatek

A new food technology conference in Auckland is focused on potential threats and opportunities from rapidly developing alternative proteins. The speed of change for other protein sources for food products is vital intelligence for local producers. … Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall 1% in June

Article – BusinessDesk

July 4 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell in June, weighed by whole milk powder and beef prices but while the shine has come off New Zealand’s goods terms of trade recently, they remain elevated by historical standards, said ANZ Bank … Read more »

Government getting a free pass on Carbon Bill

Opinion – Cranston Consulting

The Carbon Zero Bill has got be one of the most woefully mis-understood policies ever conceived in this country. The Governments lack of understanding is on show each time they make another announcement. They can at least be thankful that farming … Read more »

IHC Calf and Rural Scheme 2018 announcement

Press Release – IHC

Due to the very real risk of spreading the Mycoplasma bovis disease, IHC has decided for the first time in 33 years to suspend crucial aspects of its Calf and Rural Scheme. Read more »

Air NZ Needs to Review Promotion of Synthetic Proteins

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Air New Zealand has dealt another blow to regional New Zealand by promoting the meat substitute Impossible Burger says New Zealand First Primary Industries spokesperson, Mark Patterson. Read more »

New water rules must ban dairy conversions says Greenpeace

Press Release – Greenpeace

Tuesday, 3 July – Greenpeace says New Zealands water regulations need to be updated to prevent dairy expansion and end the intensification of livestock farming across the country. Read more »

Young Farmer of the Year Grand Final

Press Release – New Zealand Young Farmers

Sell-out crowd for 50th FMG Young Farmer of the Year Grand Final in Invercargill Read more »

Synlait Extends Supply Agreement with the A2 Milk Company

Press Release – Synlait

Synlait (NZX: SML; ASX: SM1) and The a2 Milk Company (NZX: ATM; ASX: A2M) have today announced a significant extension to their long-term infant formula supply agreement. Read more »

First female arable chair joins Feds national board

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has a new board member as a result of elections held during last weeks national conference in Wellington. Read more »

2019 Zanda McDonald Award now open

Press Release – PPP Group

Talented young agri-leaders from Australia and New Zealand are being urged to apply for the 2019 Zanda McDonald Award. Applications for this prestigious award open today, with an impressive prize package worth over $50,000 up for grabs. Read more »

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