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Friday, 03 April 2020 13:54

Carrfields joins online trading platform 

With the closure of saleyards under Alert 4, New Zealand’s virtual saleyard bidr says it will be an essential tool for the trading of livestock during lockdown.

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Thursday, 02 April 2020 09:32

Primary sector responds to COVID-19 challenge

MPI director general Ray Smith has praised the country’s farming leaders for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Farmers are being urged to act now in response to new COVID-19 protocols for processing companies that will impact processing capacity.

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Monday, 30 March 2020 11:25

Local fruit, vege home deliveries ok — MBIE

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) says door-to-door, local fruit and vegetable box deliveries can go ahead under COVID-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions.

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The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will be visiting packhouses and other horticultural operations across the country from today.

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Thursday, 26 March 2020 11:55

COVID-19: FAQ for growers

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has responded to questions and concerns from growers surrounding COVID-19.

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A farm with five or fewer staff and observing social distancing among workers need not register as an essential business.

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Wednesday, 25 March 2020 13:26

COVID-19: New MPI register for safe practice 

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has set up a register for safe practice in the sector, with registrations due this Friday.

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Wednesday, 25 March 2020 10:09

Primary exports hit, but outlook strong

Primary sector export returns will take a $1.3 billion hit from COVID-19, but there is some good news.

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Thursday, 19 March 2020 12:58

Locally-grown feed available - Feds

Latest forecasts suggest New Zealand’s arable farmers have to date been less affected than other primary industry sectors by COVID-19 and the drought.

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