Prices surging, but volumes steady in Rural Property Market

Press Release – REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were three fewer farm sales (-0.9%) for the three months ended October 2014 than for the three months ended October 2013. Read more »

Dairy Awards Secures Future in Industry

Press Release – NZ Dairy Industry Awards

Participating in the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards has turned dreams into reality for the 2014 New Zealand Farm Manager of the Year, Nick Bertram. Read more »

Canterbury’s Patoa Farms wins

Press Release – Lincoln University Foundation

Patoa Farms Ltd, a large scale free-farmed pig breeding and finishing operation at Hawarden in North Canterbury, has won the Lincoln University Foundations South Island Farmer of the Year competition for 2014. Read more »

Have your say on fungi to protect cereal crops

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is inviting submissions on an application to release non-toxic Epichlo fungi. Epichlo endophytes could improve the resistance of cereal plants to insect pests, fungal diseases and droughts. Read more »

Australia-China FTA adds to rivalry in soft commodities

Article – BusinessDesk

Australia’s FTA with China adds to rivalry in ‘hotly contested’ market for soft commodities Read more »

Commission completes Countdown investigation

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Based on the evidence gathered during the investigation, the Commission does not believe that Progressive has breached any of the laws it enforces and it will not be taking any action against Progressive. Read more »

Farm consultant – how to farm green but stay in the black

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A leading farm consultant will share her knowledge and expertise on how to farm sustainably at a Rotorua public science forum on Thursday. Agribusiness Headlands consultant Dr Alison Dewes is one of the speakers at Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programmes Science … Read more »

ASB cuts milk payout forecast after prices fall in auction

Article – BusinessDesk

ASB trims milk price forecast by 40c in wake of GDT prices hitting lowest level in five years Read more »

Air NZ Cuts May Make Rural Health Workforce Hard to Recruit

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) endorses the concerns expressed by rural doctors about the impact of Air New Zealand cuts to regional services. Read more »

Predator Free NZ project welcomed

Press Release – Forest and Bird

Federated Farmers and the conservation organisation Forest & Bird are welcoming the Predator Free New Zealand initiative as an ambitious but achievable project that will have real benefits for conservation and the economy. Read more »

Stock rustling set to continue under lax laws

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The theft and illegal slaughter of farm stock can only be expected to continue if tougher laws are not introduced, said ACT Leader David Seymour today. Read more »

A2 Milk to seek ASX listing, push into US market

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 18 (BusinessDesk) – A2 Milk Co is planning to list on the Australian stock exchange and launch into the US market next year, has changed its marketing push in the UK including gaining entry into Sainsbury and Wholefoods supermarkets, and is about … Read more »

AGM: Advancing strategic initiatives to drive revenue

Press Release – The a2 Milk Company

The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) is making a positive start to the 2015 financial year with strong growth in revenues in Australia, imminent launches of a2 Milk brand into the premium supermarket chains of J Sainsbury and Wholefoods in the UK and plans … Read more »

NZ tractor sales set to match records on buoyant farming

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 18 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand tractor sales are expected to match record highs for the modern farming era this year, as farming incomes are boosted by high milk prices and good growing conditions. Read more »

F20 calls for increased global investment in R&D

Press Release – Rabobank

F20 calls for increased global investment in R&D, education and infrastructure to meet world food challenge Read more »

Ballance helps farmers better weather the weather

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has joined forces with NIWA to bring advanced hi-resolution weather, climate and environmental forecasts to farmers via the co-operatives Ag Hub online farm management system. Read more »

Grow your own with a hand from Ballance science

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

With cashflows tight on dairy farms, pasture comes out on top as the cheapest feed source and getting the best grass for the least cost can be achieved with a hand from science. Read more »

Government must release text of South Korea trade deal

Press Release – Green Party

The Government should immediately release the text of the free-trade agreement (FTA) signed with South Korea, said the Green Party. Read more »

Korea Free Trade Agreement better than nothing

Press Release – Federated Farmers

New Zealands recently signed Free Trade Agreement with Korea is a positive step in freeing up our trade relations and represents an absolute bottom line for the quality of outcomes for further agreements. Read more »

$18m payday for Rural Women NZ in sale to Green Cross Health

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Green Cross Health has agreed to pay around $18 million for Access Homehealth, a not-for-profit home healthcare services company owned by a grass-roots charitable organisation, Rural Women New Zealand, which will gain representation … Read more »

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