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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.
Government support for farmers and growers affected by drought has been expanded and extended across the country.
A farm with five or fewer staff and observing social distancing among workers need not register as an essential business.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has set up a register for safe practice in the sector, with registrations due this Friday.
Statistics released today offer some insight into how COVID-19 is affecting New Zealand’s primary exports.
Primary sector export returns will take a $1.3 billion hit from COVID-19, but there is some good news.
New farming rules around sustainability are driving elderly farmers out of the dairy industry, says agri-economist Phil Journeaux.
We need to make sure that our rural businesses are well supported, says Fiona Gower, Rural Women NZ national president.