The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Global dairy commodity prices have risen sharply in recent months, as indicated by GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) auction results and European spot pricing.
The Republican presidential front-runner who appears to wear a dead possum on his head – Donald Trump – has finally managed to get agriculture into the US political debate, but not in a good way.
The message intended to attract young people into the agri sector is unappealing and the wrong people are involved in that messaging.
Millions of people would have been healthier if they had consumed milk rather than used milk substitutes, according to an article in The Washington Post.
Contrary to popular belief it's United States investors, not Chinese, who were the biggest buyers of our dairy land during 2013-2014.
Diplomatic representatives speaking yesterday in Auckland believe there is a strong chance of global agreement in the upcoming climate negotiations in Paris in December.
Even with the ANZAC relationship dating back 100 years, it seems the lack of commitment by our Australian cousins cost New Zealand's dairy sector more meaningful gains from the recently concluded TPP negotiations.
The US dairy interests will realise within five to 10 years they got it wrong by opposing dairy tariff removal in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, says Fonterra chairman John Wilson.
Agriculture product sales growth in US, China and South America enabled Skellerup to increase its agri division earnings despite the slightly softer New Zealand market, says chair Sir Selwyn Cushing.