Fresh fruit and vegetables currently make up 46% of KiwiHarvest’s total rescued-food volume.

New Zealand generated 571,000 tonnes of food waste annually - including residential and commercial food waste.

Demand remains strong

Dairy Farmgate milk prices have followed commodity prices higher worldwide, with some potential upside in some regions.

Overall farm inputs rose 7% in 2021 - led by fuel, which leapt 44% and fertiliser which rose 29%.

The three f's - namely fuel, fertiliser and feed prices - led the pack in double digit on-farm cost increases over the last year.

Agnes and Chubb Rewi from Rewi Haulage Limited, winners of the Māori Agribusiness Award at the 2021 Primary Industries Good Employer Awards, with Minister of Forestry Stuart Nash.

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and AGMARDT are encouraging people to enter employers in the Primary Industries Good Employer Awards.

MPI is helping fund the Wairoa Horticultural Hub to convert mostly Maori-owned land into high-value horticultural crops.

A programme to lift the productivity of Māori-owned land around the northern Hawke's Bay town of Wairoa has been given an additional $440,000 by the Government.

This year’s Central Field days has joined a long list of rural events that have all been cancelled due to the risk of Covid and the ‘red light’ settings.

Central Districts Field Days organisers left it as late as possible before making the tough decision to cancel its 2022 event.

Fonterra chairman Peter McBride will address one of the webinars, giving a global outlook for New Zealand farmers.

The annual Northland Dairy Development Trust (NDDT) conference will now be run as a series of webinars.

The world is the oyster of those who choose to be part of an industry that contributes to the most important thing in the world - sustainably produced food.

The country's two largest fertiliser traders have increased prices, for the second time in as many months.

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