Another year has almost passed us by – again – and it is time for the annual review of 2016 in the primary sector as seen by the Rural News editorial team.

Published in General News
Thursday, 08 December 2016 09:55

Will the crabs scatter or cozy up?

The voters have spoken – twice!

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 14:55

TPP not dead yet!

NZ’s special agricultural trade envoy Mike Petersen recently completed two weeks of talks in Canada and the US advocating for the TPP and trade. He says politics dominate, but TPP is definitely moving forward.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 22:55

Steering NZ through political winds of change

Success for the New Zealand primary sector depends on exporting higher-value products to the world’s most affluent consumers.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 06:55

A great story to tell — Editorial

New Zealand special agricultural trade envoy Mike Petersen says NZ desperately needs to develop a new primary sector story to help sell its products to the world.

Published in Opinion

Horticulture has "the brightest future of all" in New Zealand's primary industries, according to Mike Petersen, special agricultural trade envoy.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 09:55

Water powers milk

Fresh milk opportunities in China should be explored among consumers there concerned about the quality of their water, says an agricultural expert.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 11:55

$8kg/MS payout ‘will return’

The world has changed and we need to understand that, says Mike Petersen, special agricultural trade envoy.

Published in General News
Thursday, 25 February 2016 08:25

$8 milk price will happen again

We will see a $8/kgMS milk price again – but we will also see $4/kgMS again, says New Zealand special agricultural trade envoy Mike Petersen.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 14:18

TPP does nothing about subsidies, says Peters

Only eight months ago, Federated Farmers and NZ's special agriculture trade envoy, Mike Petersen, said the TPPA was going to be gold standard or bust, NZ First leader Winston Peters says.

Published in General News
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Quota watch

The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.

What a jerk

Your old mate notes that serial whinger Mike Joy continues to put the boot into the farming sector.

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