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