The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Tar and concrete could spell the end of New Zealand growing leafy green vegetables such as lettuce and spinach if house building persists on productive land near urban areas.
Trying to bridge the disconnect between urban customers and dairying is a motivation for seventh-generation dairy Nelson farmers Julian and Cathy Raine to start a new venture named Aunt Jean’s Dairy.
Today, Horticulture NZ celebrates 100 years of representing growers, with its foundations in the New Zealand Fruitgrowers Federation formed in 1916.
Horticulture New Zealand presented its inaugural President’s Award to lifelong kiwifruit industry supporter and grower Ian Greaves last week.
Horticulture NZ chairman Julian Raine believes horticulture can, as predicted, overtake dairying as NZ’s main export industry.
Horticulture farmers are delighted with the plan to have visitors to New Zealand paying a share of the costs associated with protecting our nation's borders.