The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Kiwi farmers are not the only ones nervous about their future as a result of politicians throwing them under the harvester.
With the US dairy industry now it in its fifth year of low prices and third year of trade wounds, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation in the US, Jim Mulhern looks at what could come next.
The US Government is rolling out US$12 billion worth of aid to farmers caught up in trade wars, triggered by President Donald Trump.
Plenty's been said about the first 100 days of the Trump presidency – more about unfulfilled campaign promises than tangible action – but in recent weeks the dairy industry has been drawn into some of the posturing.
New Zealand will have to be extremely active – even by its own standards – in trade policy, given the nature of the disruption caused by the new Trump administration.
Nathan Guy says some kind of trade deal with the US may still be possible, despite President Trump saying no to the TPP.