Displaying items by tag: CORONAVIRUS

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 12:08

Challenging time for Wattie’s

Produce company Wattie’s says it completed its 24/7 pea and bean harvesting and processing season in Canterbury last Friday (April 17).

Published in General News
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 11:55

Ag exports a ‘Godsend’

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.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 11:25

US market a ‘nightmare’

The US meat market is becoming something of a nightmare for NZ meat exporters with situations changing – in some cases – on a daily basis.

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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.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 10:15

Ball dropped — Editorial

OPINION: Reports that the Alliance Group – the country’s biggest meat processing company – did not operate during the Easter holiday period defies belief.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 09:55

MPI’s hotline runs hot

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.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 08:55

Wool sector remains in limbo

The wool industry is in limbo waiting to see what the world outlook is like “once countries start resuming normality of some description”.

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Wednesday, 22 April 2020 07:55

Is rural health being short-changed?

There’s concern about the number of COVID-19 tests per head of population been lower in rural than urban areas.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 06:55

An opportunity to tell the real story of NZ food

Agriculture minister Damien O’Connor says the COVID situation has brought people back to the realities of food preparation and sourcing suitable produce.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 11:55

COVID-19: Fieldays fudges over refunds

While the wider agricultural sector comes to grips with the uncertainty of COVID-19, one prominent organisation is hanging onto its customers’ money for an event it is unlikely to deliver.

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