Emma Higgins, Rabobank.

The Global Dairy Trade had its eighth consecutive fall last week putting more downward pressure on Fonterra’s $6.75/kgMS milk price forecast, says BNZ senior economist Doug Steel.

 
 
Trevor Hamilton says Te Ara Miraka encourages best farm practice.

Corporate farmer Trevor Hamilton is full of praise for the incentive scheme Te Ara Miraka run by the Taupo dairy processor Miraka.

 
Corporate farmer Trevor Hamilton.

A leading corporate farmer is blaming Fonterra’s board for the co-op’s financial debacle, saying the directors run a system of “cloned governance”.

Andrew Hoggard.

Federated Farmers vice president Andrew Hoggard says someone who has recently bought a farm and may be highly leveraged could be hit by the introduction of a capital gains tax pushing down land values.

Californian wine brand Barefoot Wines is one of a number who are taking advantage of the desire for single serve packaging. This is an opportunity for New Zealand producers to get into Hayden Higgins says.

Rabobank’s new horticulture and wine analyst believes there are a  number of opportunities ahead for the New Zealand wine industry.

Fonterra chairman John Monaghan says Fonterra is looking forward to working with the Coalition Government on the review of dairy industry regulations.

If farmers want to offset their emissions under the likely Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), then it is rational to plant forestry and get the carbon credits for that, says Farm Foresters Association president Neil Cullen.

37 farms have been confirmed as infected with Mycoplasma bovis by the Ministry for Primary Industries — eight in the North Island and 29 in the South.

New Zealand companies aren’t bold enough when taking innovation overseas, says Callaghan agritech innovation expert Nicky Molloy.

 

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