Displaying items by tag: CORONAVIRUS

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.

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Thursday, 26 March 2020 09:39

Further drought support now available

Government support for farmers and growers affected by drought has been expanded and extended across the country.

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A farm with five or fewer staff and observing social distancing among workers need not register as an essential business.

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Wednesday, 25 March 2020 13:26

COVID-19: New MPI register for safe practice 

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has set up a register for safe practice in the sector, with registrations due this Friday.

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Wednesday, 25 March 2020 13:25

COVID-19: Dairy gains support export rise

Statistics released today offer some insight into how COVID-19 is affecting New Zealand’s primary exports.

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Wednesday, 25 March 2020 10:09

Primary exports hit, but outlook strong

Primary sector export returns will take a $1.3 billion hit from COVID-19, but there is some good news.

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Wednesday, 25 March 2020 09:59

COVID-19: Keep calm and consider grain — Feds

Federated Farmers has some advice for farmers operating under COVID-19.

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Tuesday, 24 March 2020 10:47

Rules driving farmers out

New farming rules around sustainability are driving elderly farmers out of the dairy industry, says agri-economist Phil Journeaux.

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We need to make sure that our rural businesses are well supported, says Fiona Gower, Rural Women NZ national president.

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Tuesday, 24 March 2020 10:13

$7-plus still on the cards

Despite four consecutive drops in Global Dairy Trade (GDT) prices, analysts are sticking with a payout of around $7.20/kgMS for this season.

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