MIA chief executive Tim Ritchie.

The red meat sector is celebrating a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling upholding the initial findings of a New Zealand-led dispute against Indonesia on a range of agricultural non-tariff barriers.

 
 
David Pearce.

A leading farmer in the Whangaui district, David Pearce, says the government in the 1980s did agriculture a huge disservice when it broke up the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

Stephen Jacobi.

The new revamped TPP agreement preserves the essential elements of the original agreement – particularly improved access to Japan, Canada and other markets – says New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF) executive director Stephen Jacobi.

David Stevens.

A big challenge New Zealand faces is capturing the value consumers place on grass-fed products, says NZ Grassland Association president Dr David Stevens, a senior scientist at AgResearch.

The NZ avocado industry has grown from $70 million value to $200m in four years.

The New Zealand avocado industry has grown from $70 million value to $200m in four years, says industry leader Tony Ponder.

The 2018 financial year has begun with confidence high among dairy, beef and horticultural clients due to good commodity prices, says PGG Wrightson in its first quarter guidance update to shareholders.

Friendly rivalry between groups of young farmers – with as much eye on witty animal names and snappy dressing as the quality of the livestock – has transformed the pig section of the Canterbury A&P Show.

Canterbury dairy farmer John Tanner has been working hard to improve sustainability on his Leeston farm, Dunlac Dairies Ltd, reports CRV Ambreed.

The new deer velvet season has opened strongly, with farmers reporting early enquiry from buyers at prices 10-15% above last season’s close.

Farmers have had to endure an unprecedented and unrelenting attack on their industry, says Hurunui mayor and farmer Winton Dalley.

China's president Xi Jinping being reaffirmed as that country’s leader for the next five years is positive for New Zealand trade, says Tim Knox, MPI director of market access, policy and trade branch.

What happens inside the border in China is something this country needs to understand much better, says Tim Knox, MPI director for market access, policy and trade.

 

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