Farmers are feeling slightly more satisfied and under less pressure from their banks, according to a new survey.
Hamilton East MP David Bennett has been appointed National’s new agriculture spokesman.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Mid-Season Update 2019-20 has a positive outlook for New Zealand’s sheep and beef exports.
It looks like the agritech sector is set to get some backing from the Government.
Meat processing companies have gained praise for the way they handled the challenges around COVID-19 from an unlikely source – the union.
Te Kuiti-based electrician Terry Waite’s demand that the Government apologise to farmers for the way it has treated them – especially over the last couple of years – has failed.
A young Kiwi, Los Angeles-based, filmmaker has made good use of the lockdown period to help farmers battling with mental health issues.
Dairy farmers are increasingly seeking the safety of a fixed milk price (FMP) as global economic uncertainty continues.
Farmers are being offered a chance to get an update on what is happening in Ireland and New Zealand in the COVID-19 environment.
The lasting effects of the drought are seen by Rural Contractors NZ board members as a bigger challenge for contractors and farmers than COVID-19.
Farmers in Hawkes Bay are facing a desperate situation with no relief in sight from the disastrous drought gripping the region.
A 12-month delay in implementing new country-of-origin labelling laws will likely hurt New Zealand farmers and pork producers.
The virtual collapse of the international food service sector may have an adverse effect of some exports of New Zealand meat.
While it is early days yet, Kiwi farmers are well placed to weather the COVID-19 storm, according to Rabobank NZ chief executive Todd Charteris.
Farmers are hoping that processing capacity at meat plants will return to normal within a month.
The Ministry for Primary Industries says, in the space of a week, it’s had over 120 applications for assistance from the special drought recovery fund.
The forestry industry will face an onslaught of red tape and regulations if the current Forests Amendment Bill becomes law, claims National’s forestry spokesman Todd Muller.
Politicians who advocate that New Zealand should adopt any form of protectionist trade policies have been labelled “stupid” by the chair of the Dairy Companies Association of NZ (DCANZ).
Former Fonterra chairman Sir Henry van der Heyden is predicting “a big shift” in New Zealand agriculture in a post COVID-19 world.
Budget 2020 hasn’t provided anything of note for the primary sector at a time when it is leading our nation’s rebuild, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Todd Muller says.
Budget 2020 makes major investments in the primary sector that will support more than 10,000 people into jobs, claims Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.
There are a number of small pockets of money allocated to specific rural initiatives in the budget announced by Finance Minister Grant Robertson on Thursday.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is taking some creative initiatives to help farmers deal with the drought gripping large parts of the country.
A first on-farm clearing sale using a hybrid auction platform delivered a “fantastic result” for Galatea farmers Shaun and Kelly Bicknell.