Tuesday, 08 October 2019 10:59

$31k Californian junket for PSC members

Taxpayers forked out at least $31,000 sending Primary Sector Council (PSC) members to an agribusiness bootcamp at Stanford University in California, USA, in July.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 24 September 2019 09:55

Million dollar baby fails to deliver

With an estimated $1 million of taxpayer funds already spent on Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor’s Primary Sector Council (PSC), the nebulous body has still yet to deliver anything tangible.

Published in General News
Thursday, 15 August 2019 08:20

Climate change challenges will grow

Pressure on farmers from climate change – both from the changing climatic conditions and reducing emissions – will only increase, says Primary Sector Council chairman Lain Jager.

Published in General News

Farmers may think the pressure of climate change today is bad, but it will get much, much worse, says Primary Sector Council chairman Lain Jager.

Published in General News

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
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