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Produce company Wattie’s says it completed its 24/7 pea and bean harvesting and processing season in Canterbury last Friday (April 17).
Primary product prices will fall further this year but remain at reasonable levels before some improvement in 2021, according to BNZ senior economist Doug Steel.
The US meat market is becoming something of a nightmare for NZ meat exporters with situations changing – in some cases – on a daily basis.
Beef+Lamb NZ chief executive Sam McIvor says the COVID-19 pandemic will likely mean that his organisation will end up engaging with more people than it has done in the past.
OPINION: Reports that the Alliance Group – the country’s biggest meat processing company – did not operate during the Easter holiday period defies belief.
MPI has received hundreds of calls from businesses in the food and beverage sectoring wanting to ensure that they are correctly complying with COVID-19 requirements.
The wool industry is in limbo waiting to see what the world outlook is like “once countries start resuming normality of some description”.
There’s concern about the number of COVID-19 tests per head of population been lower in rural than urban areas.
Agriculture minister Damien O’Connor says the COVID situation has brought people back to the realities of food preparation and sourcing suitable produce.