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.

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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.

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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
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