Displaying items by tag: CORONAVIRUS

Saturday, 28 March 2020 09:22

COVID-19: Farmer lobby’s strength on display

Federated Farmers president Katie Milne says COVID-19 has highlighted the strength of the farmer lobby.

Published in General News
Friday, 27 March 2020 12:41

Rain bringing some drought relief — Penny

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.

Published in General News
Friday, 27 March 2020 12:30

COVID-19: Fonterra making hand sanitiser

As New Zealand faces a nation-wide shortage of hand sanitiser, Fonterra is chipping in to produce the precious resource.

Published in General News

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging leaders from G20 countries to take measures to keep global food systems working well.

Published in World News
Friday, 27 March 2020 10:39

COVID-19: Tax relief for M. bovis farmers

Farmers whose herds were culled in response to the outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis will be able to minimise the tax treatment of their income in some circumstances.

Published in General News

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will be visiting packhouses and other horticultural operations across the country from today.

Published in General News
Friday, 27 March 2020 09:44

COVID-19: Advice for the meat industry

Beef + Lamb NZ (B+LNZ) has released a series of documents to assist farmers in operating under Alert 4.

Published in General News
Thursday, 26 March 2020 15:13

Still the bedrock — Editorial

Amidst the coronavirus upheaval, one thing is certain – agriculture will see our economy through.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 26 March 2020 13:38

COVID-19: Westland Milk processing milk

Hokitika-based Westland Milk Products has been registered as an Essential Service and is processing milk.

Published in General News
Thursday, 26 March 2020 10:34

COVID-19: Call for rural testing stations

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.

Published in General News