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Farmers Give RCEP Deal The Thumbs Up

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The prospect of reduced red tape from a single set of trade rules for the Asia Pacific is a major reason why New Zealand producers and exporters will give the RCEP deal the thumbs up, Federated Farmers says. “Anything that takes us further along … Read more »

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Proud To Partner With Peter Gordon’s Homeland

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand are delighted to announce a partnership with Homeland world-renowned chef Peter Gordon and his partner Alastair Carruthers new venture. Best described as a food embassy, Homeland is a dining room, film studio, cooking … Read more »

Social Justice Groups Blockade Ravensdown And Ballance Depots, Demand End To ‘Blood Phosphate’ Fertiliser In NZ

Press Release – Stop Blood Phosphate

Environment and social justice groups are blockading Ravensdown and Ballance fertiliser depots nationwide, demanding an end to the importing of blood phosphate from the occupied Western Sahara region and an immediate transition to regenerative farming … Read more »

Wellington High Court Finds Farrowing Crate Minimum Standards Unlawful

Press Release – SAFE

In a Judgement released today, the High Court has ruled the Minister of Agriculture and the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) have acted illegally when they failed to phase out the farming practice farrowing crates for mother pigs. The … Read more »

Autogrow Challenges Other Industry Players To Publish APIs

Press Release – Autogrow

Autogrow is calling for more public APIs (Application Programming Interface), giving increased access for growers to their own data, and fostering faster innovation in the Controlled Environment Agriculture industry. To date, large industry players … Read more »

New Research Project Could Provide Insights Into How Plants Respond To Climate Change

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

A research project thats just received a Marsden Fund Standard Grant will improve our understanding of how land plants adapt to environmental stress and could provide insight into how plants respond to climate change. The research project will investigate … Read more »

Quarantine Pressure Thwarts Critical Worker Flow – Feds

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Serious gaps in the agricultural contracting workforce have consequences such as animal feed shortages and risks to getting arable crops in next summer, Federated Farmers says. “After favourable rain in many parts of the North Island in the … Read more »

Call For Plant Based Farming

Press Release – The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand

Today sees the launch of a petition calling on the new government to offer advice and support to farmers wanting to diversify towards plant-based agriculture. Currently many farmers may feel trapped in their current circumstances and cannot see a way … Read more »

Hope rural sector’s value remains recognised

Press Release – Bayleys

The election result has delivered a historic and resounding result, for the first time under New Zealands MMP system a government has a mandate to rule outright without having to seek a coalition partner. Read more »

Taupo Property Offers Views To Horizon

Press Release – Bayleys Realty Group

Kiwitahi Station Securing a central North Island dry stock property within a few minutes of Taupo is a rare opportunity available to investors and farmers alike this spring. The 800ha property on Poihipi Road, only 10 minutes from Taupo is an exciting … Read more »

New Zealand Red Meat Exports To United States Leap 50 Per Cent In Third Quarter

Press Release – Meat Industry Association

New Zealands red meat sector continued to demonstrate its agility in the third quarter with exports to the United States growing by 50 per cent over the three months from July to September compared to a year earlier. Total exports to the US reached … Read more »

Feds President Andrew Hoggard Elected To IDF Board

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers President Andrew Hoggard is well used to representing New Zealands farmers. On top of that, hell now be representing dairy farmers from all corners of the planet on the board of the International Dairy Federation. The Manawatu dairy … Read more »

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