Sarah Wilson, New Zealand Winegrowers’ Senior Legal Counsel, has had a busy six months since she began, with Brexit being one of her focuses.
New moves are afoot, this month, to try to resolve the issue of tariff rate quotas (TRQs) which will threaten New Zealand sheepmeat exports to Europe when Britain leaves the European Union (EU) next year.
You would be udderly surprised to encounter a Simmental or Braunvieh running up the steps of New York’s One World Trade Center or Shanghai’s equally tall World Financial Center.
Hoping to encourage more discussion with farmers in the US, German arable manufacturer Horsch is now running another agricultural demonstration farm.
Four kiwi arable farmers were amazed recently to see the immensity of the cropping industries in western Europe and Ukraine.
Farmers in Northern Europe – especially the UK and Ireland – are facing a crisis as drought forces them to sell stock early while they struggle to adequately feed animals remaining.
New Zealand is keeping pressure on the EU as formal talks to set an agenda for negotiating a free trade agreement are a few weeks away.
Dairy products will be high on the agenda when New Zealand and the European Union begin formal negotiations next month on a free trade agreement (FTA).