Questions are being raised about the level of medical care rural New Zealanders can access under COVID-19 alert level 4 restrictions.
The NZ College of Midwives is looking at how to get protective gear – such as masks and gloves out to rural midwives.
COVID-19 had little impact on NZ sheepmeat and beef exports in February, says the Meat Industry Association (MIA).
MPI director general Ray Smith has praised the country’s farming leaders for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
An analysis by two Christchurch economists has underlined the value of the farming sector to the country during the Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown.
Pig farmers want the Government to allow independent butchers to resume trading immediately and help avoid an animal welfare crisis on farms.
Farmers are being urged to act now in response to new COVID-19 protocols for processing companies that will impact processing capacity.
Many doctors in rural parts of the country are facing a cash-flow crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Andy Borland is the new chair of Rabobank New Zealand Limited.
Stock and Station agents have put together a set of protocols they hope will allow the country’s saleyards to reopen as soon as possible as the COVID-19 lockdown progresses.
New Zealand joining 15 other World Trade Organisation members to set up interim arrangements to solve trade disputes is a welcome step, says the NZ International Business Forum.
Meat companies have now put in place a set of protocols that will allow stock to be killed and processed during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Heavy weekend rain, in the lower eastern half of the North Island, will start to turn things around for farmers who have been facing a desperate situation with drought.
The biggest threat to the primary sector – right now – is if COVID-19 gets into a processing plant, says Mike Petersen, former special trade envoy and Beef + Lamb chair.
Dr Jenny Webster-Brown will be the new director of the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge.
Meat processor Alliance is warning farmers to brace for a drop in prices for their lamb and cattle.
Sharemilkers and equity partners Ralph and Fleur Tompsett are Canterbury/North Otago’s Share Farmer of the Year.
Federated Farmers president Katie Milne says COVID-19 has highlighted the strength of the farmer lobby.
While the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 continues, ran has brought some drought relief over the past week, says ASB senior rural economist Nathan Penny.
Wairarapa farmer Kate Wyeth has been appointed this year’s associate director on the Beef + Lamb New Zealand board.
Beef + Lamb NZ (B+LNZ) has released a series of documents to assist farmers in operating under Alert 4.
Federated Farmers remains sceptical that Overseer can become a valid regulatory tool.
The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network is calling for the urgent establishment of rural testing stations in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jack Raharuhi is the 2020 Zanda McDonald Award winner.
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