The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
OPINION: I'm extremely proud of the ongoing high performance of our primary sector, and to be part of a Government that is backing farming for the long term.
Dairy has huge potential within the 16-country Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement, says Agriculture and Trade Minister Damien O’Connor.
Fonterra's Trading Among Farmers (TAF) was a flawed proposition from the outset, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.
New Zealand’s primary sector exports continue to surpass expectations with revenue reaching a record $46.4 billion, up 8.7% on the previous year.
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor wants the horticulture sector to look at developing the feijoa into a “fruit of the future”.
Farmer groups are backing Government proposals to prevent productive land from falling to housing development. Horticultural land is especially in view.
The Farm Debt Mediation Bill will go far in helping farmers deal with farm debt, claims Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.
Farmers already under the pump in trying to meet the requirements of the Government’s impending Zero Carbon Bill legislation will soon be hit soon by even more compliance costs.
A controversial taskforce appointed by Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor to look into winter grazing practices will make its first report by end of this week.