The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
A farmers' forum to be held next month will help farmers understand the current financial climate and what they can do to manage through it, says DairyNZ.
Comments made by Deputy Prime Minister Bill English in relation to the suitability and work ethic of some young New Zealanders is, unfortunately, correct.
Sixty new dairy process jobs were created when Fonterra opened four plants in the South Island recently.
Claims that Silver Fern Farms approached the Government for funding and/or sought a meeting with Finance Minister Bill English for over a year have been debunked by the co-op's chair Rob Hewett.
A former head of state-owned farmer, Landcorp, says the only way the government can extract more money from the company is to sell some farms.
Federated Farmers is describing Budget 2013 as a 'steady as she goes' affair. While there is an increase in new operating spending, this $900 million increase is modest relative to total Government operating spending of $72 billion.
Don't expect any "free stuff" from Government, the Minister of Finance Bill English told Federated Farmers.