The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
A recent survey has highlighted the important role of the Rural Trust Support during natural disasters.
Perhaps the biggest hinderance to farmers' wellbeing is their lack of social life, says former police crisis negotiator Lance Burdett, who has begun his tour of the South Island to encourage wellness.
The Government is giving an extra $400,000 to help West Coasters recover from the devastating March floods.
Scattered rain over the past few weeks has been enough to encourage new pasture growth, helping to raise morale amongst Waikato’s farmers.
The Rural Support Trust will be gearing up as the Mycoplasma bovis eradication plan moves into action, says Neil Bateup, chairman of the Rural Support Trust national council.
A new Hyundai Santé Fe has been donated to the Waikato Rural Support Trust by Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd.
The weather in the next two months will play a big part in how dairy farmers in Northland cope in the new season. That’s the view of DairyNZ’s regional leader in the province, Chris Neill.
At least 7000 dairy livestock have been affected in the recent storms in Waikato and Bay of Plenty alone and hundreds of hectares of pasture and maize crops have been damaged, DairyNZ reports.