The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Recently there has been a lot of negative news and comment about economic conditions in China – the slowing growth, a volatile stock market and the decrease in dairy imports.
Rural News asked the country's second biggest meat processor and exporter – Alliance Group – about the current woes in the red meat sector.
Beef + Lamb NZ remains confident about the future of the NZ sheep farming sector, but admits there is good reason for current negativity.
The international head of agribusiness at KPMG Ian Proudfoot has a sombre message for dairy farmers.
While Fonterra seems to be putting a brave and optimistic face on the economic headwinds facing the dairy industry, the cooperative's optimism and the bare facts don't seem to align.
Fonterra is welcoming the Government's move to lift restrictions on trade with Iran, a key butter partner.
We know how our two countries compare on the rugby field but how do they compare in the competitive business of international wine marketing?