As we bid farewell to another year it’s time for the annual review of 2018 in the primary sector as seen by the Rural News editorial team.

Published in General News

Six months down the track and with an estimated $250,000 of taxpayer funds already spent, Ag Minister Damien O’Connor’s Primary Sector Council (PSC) is looking increasingly like an irrelevant, costly, white elephant.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 21 August 2018 09:55

Don’t panic about alternative proteins

Alternative proteins do not spell doom and gloom for the meat industry, says Lain Jager, chairman of the Government’s new Primary Sector Council.

Published in General News
Thursday, 10 May 2018 08:55

Will the sector council be a schmooze?

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is defending the nature and makeup of the new Primary Sector Council.

Published in General News
Thursday, 26 April 2018 10:07

Primary Sector Council to advise Government

The Government has set up a new Primary Sector Council to provide “independent strategic advice”, says Minister of Agriculture and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Thursday, 07 September 2017 09:55

High yields boost kiwifruit returns

The increase in the average yield per hectare for Green was a key factor in “remarkable” volume growth in the 2016-17 season, says Zespri chief executive Lain Jager.

Published in General News

Zespri has officially opened its regional office in Orange County, California to manage growing sales across Northern, Central and Southern America.

Published in General News
Friday, 07 July 2017 08:55

Big kiwifruit growth plans for Maori

About 8% of total kiwifruit production comes from Maori orchards, and now there is an ambitious goal to get up to 20%, says Maori Kiwifruit Growers Forum chairman Tiaki Hunia.

Published in Agribusiness
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 12:55

Dark days turn golden

The kiwifruit industry initially lost a billion dollars -- about one-third of its capital value -- to Psa, says Zespri chief executive Lain Jager.

Published in General News
Thursday, 15 June 2017 08:32

Jager is top communicator

Zespri chief executive Lain Jager is the Ravensdown Agricultural Communicator of the Year.

Published in General News
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