Global fertiliser prices are expected to settle in 2024, despite uncertainty posed by the Israel-Hamas conflict.

After extreme market volatility and record-high prices in recent years, global fertiliser prices are expected to settle in 2024, despite uncertainty posed by the Israel-Hamas conflict as it currently stands.

B+LNZ is warning that some sheep and beef farmers are unlikely to make a profit this coming season.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand warns that the country's meat producers face another tough year as demand for sheep and beef recovers slightly, but not enough to outweigh increases in on-farm costs.

Reuben Alabaster, 2023 Youth Award Winner, receiving a handshake from Kieran McAnulty with Fonterra representative Luke McKee in the background.

Palmerston North is set to rumble with the power and excitement of rural sports this coming March, as Ford New Zealand takes pole position as the naming rights sponsor of the illustrious Ford New Zealand Rural Sports Awards.

Rabobank’s Emma Higgins says slowing global milk production will eventually match the tepid demand and prevent further significant price declines.

A full rebalance of China’s dairy market is not expected in the near future, so dairy farmers in New Zealand and around the world will need to manage through more financial pain in the months ahead.

Global food commodity prices rose in July, influenced by the termination of the Black Sea Grain Initiative and new trade restrictions on rice, says the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Mark Ross has started in his new role as chief executive of the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association of NZ (WPMA).

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