There are both pros and cons for the forestry sector in proposed changes to overseas investment, according to Duncan Cotterill Law’s Christina Lefever.

Changes coming through from the Government on overseas investment in forestry have pros and cons, says Christina Lefever, a special council with law firm Duncan Cotterill.

Incoming RCNZ president David Kean.

The new presidential team leading Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) says the organisation plays an invaluable role educating and up-skilling contractors and promoting their interests.

Nyla Lauridsen, 7, of Te Awamutu, won the 7 & Under section of the IHC photo competition run alongside the calf auction scheme with this photo of her sister Evie, 3, being licked by a calf. SUPPLIED

IHC is hoping farmers who’ve previously supported its annual calf and rural scheme by donating animals for auction will this year give cash.

Logan Wallace in action during the practical session.

Going for the FMG Young Farmer of the Year title for a second time was incredibly hard, says this year’s title winner, Gore sheep farmer Logan Wallace.

2017 Young Farmer of the Year Nigel Woodhead and his 1970 counterpart Allan Anderson cut the birthday cake at the competition’s 50th anniversary celebration.

The Young Farmer of the Year competition celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala gathering of former winners, finalists and families held at the national final in Invercargill.

Northland orchards on the market

Seeka put nine Northland kiwifruit and avocado orchards on the market last week, including six it recently acquired from Turners and Growers.

Feds’ meat and wool chair Miles Anderson fears the proposal to appoint an animals commissioner is a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction.

Money spent on adding more layers of bureaucracy to our animal welfare regime would be better spent on addressing our horrific statistics on children, says Federated Farmers animal welfare spokesman Miles Anderson.

While scientists and farm consultants in laboratories try to solve the problem of nitrogen loss on farms, a large force of creatures works underground 24/7 on the issue.

The apparent ease with which the global lamb markets have been able to absorb extra volumes from New Zealand and Australia indicates demand remains very strong, a Rabobank report says.

Australian rural services company Elders has downplayed media speculation it is raising funds for a buyout of New Zealand’s largest agricultural services company PGG Wrightson (PGW).

The kiwifruit claim decision in favour of growers has wide implications for biosecurity, says Dr Nic Lees, a senior lecturer in agribusiness at Lincoln University.

New Zealand this week begins negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) with the EU in Brussels, despite the chaos over Brexit in London.


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