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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 13:19

Cloud in sector’s silver lining — Editorial

OPINION: High farm debt levels have cast a shadow over the Ministry for Primary Industry's positive predictions for agriculture in 2020.

Published in Opinion

The Minister of Agriculture has entered the debate on the actions of the banks labelling them as fair-weather friends.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 09:23

The good, the bank and the ugly

OPINION: The news that most banks are pulling back or taking a more cautious approach to lending to the rural sector should come as no surprise.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 11:55

Don’t shut borrower out of mediation

A cost of $6000 for mediation between an indebted farmer and a bank would be at the lower end of the cost spectrum, says Federated Farmers sharemilkers chairman Richard McIntyre.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 09:19

Many heed call for banking reform

Support is growing from farmers all around New Zealand for a petition currently before Parliament for a select committee inquiry into banks’ conduct.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 06:55

More rural bank closures

A dairy farmer and mayor of a town hit by a double whammy of bank branch closures says the loss of a bank can change the perception of vibrancy and wealth in a rural town.

Published in General News
Thursday, 28 July 2016 13:55

Farmers need to be bank ready

With the dairy payout remaining stubbornly low and equity positions becoming more precarious many farmers are seeing more of their bank manager, says Crowe Horwath's head of corporate agribusiness, Hayden Dillon.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 15:43

Stick with your bank

Readjust, stick with your banks and keep supporting your dairy company; things will come right.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 18:16

Banking system robust to severe dairy stress test

The banking system is robust to a severe dairy stress test.

Published in General News
Friday, 26 February 2016 12:28

Minister should ‘stand up for farmers’

The Primary Industries Minister needs to stand up for farmers during tough times rather than rolling over for banks.

Published in General News
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