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EU's Rapid Alert System for Food & Feed

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:44:11 +1200 | Union of Producers and Employers of Meat Industry

The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed as a guarantee of safety of EU pork, beef and their products More >>

Federated Farmers Appeal ECan Catchment Proposal

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:17:14 +1200 | Federated Farmers

The Plan Change is ECan’s solution to addressing water quality issues associated with farming activities in Canterbury - but excludes catchments already addressed. More >>

Agricultural Census a valuable resource to farmers

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:55:41 +1200 | Federated Farmers

This year’s Agricultural Production Census is an important survey that assists all farmers and the primary sector says Federated Farmers. More >>

Livestock Improvement swings to a full year profit

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:38:03 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 20 (BusinessDesk) - Livestock Improvement Corp, the dairy herd genetics cooperative, turned to an annual profit after its biological bull team was revalued sharply higher and it was upbeat about the current financial year. More >>

Mediaworks’ 'Rural Exchange’ Premieres August on Radiolive

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:56:52 +1200 | Mediaworks

MediaWorks is proud to announce the launch of Rural Exchange , a new cross-platform show on RadioLIVE that will provide modern, entertaining and informative content for the sector that is the backbone of New Zealand's economy.More >>

Freshwater as a common good; healthy and sustainable water

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:35:50 +1200 | Joseph Cederwall

“How can we ensure we have healthy and sustainable water in New Zealand for the future?”More >>

NZVA thrilled with hard-fought end to tail docking

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:04:21 +1200 | New Zealand Veterinary Association

NZVA thrilled with hard-fought end to tail docking in New Zealand Source: NZ Veterinary Association EMBARGOED UNTIL 11:10am, Wednesday 19 July 2017 -- The New Zealand Veterinarian Association (NZVA), and veterinarians across the country, are celebrating the news ...More >>

Vet Association welcomes new animal welfare regulations

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:02:48 +1200 | New Zealand Veterinary Association

New Zealand Veterinary Association welcomes new animal welfare regulations Source: NZ Veterinary Association EMBARGOED UNTIL 11:10am, Wednesday 19 July 2017 -- Today, the Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy, announced new animal welfare regulations ...More >>

New animal welfare regulations progressed

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:58:49 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New animal welfare regulations progressed Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has confirmed 46 new animal welfare regulations will be developed this year. “Changes we made to the Animal Welfare Act in 2015 have allowed us to create directly-enforceable ...More >>

Economic impact of weeds far greater than estimate

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:40:40 +1200 | AgResearch

The true cost of weeds to New Zealand’s agricultural economy is likely to be far higher than previous research would suggest, according to a new study funded by AgResearch. More >>

Pressure on as Freshwater Rescue Plan gains support

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:00:01 +1200 | Joint Press Release

The campaign for better water quality is continuing to gather support, with organisations representing half a million members and supporters now backing the recently launched Freshwater Rescue Plan. Support has been boosted with eight new organisations giving ...More >>

SAFE Calls on WHO for Global Leadership on Factory Farming

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:04:33 +1200 | SAFE

New Zealand's appetite for animal products coupled with intensive animal agriculture (or factory farming) has become a hefty burden for the country – and worldwide. SAFE, New Zealand’s leading animal advocacy organisation, is calling for urgent ...More >>

Quad Bikes Become the Latest Academic Bogeyman

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:39:00 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says that while there’s no doubt full-sized quad bikes are dangerous in the wrong hands, or if used by the wrong age group, the latest academic call is dull-headed.More >>

Farm sales and prices inch down in three months to June

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:37:36 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 17 (BusinessDesk) - The number of farms sold in the three months inched down on the year as did the median price per hectare for all farms, pointing to a softening tone in the rural real estate market, the Real Estate Institute said. More >>

CropLogic plans A$8 mln IPO in ASX listing

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:06:27 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 14 (BusinessDesk) - CropLogic, the agricultural technology company, has launched its prospectus and is planning an A$8 million capital raising before listing on the ASX.More >>

Cargo of Western Sahara phosphate returned

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:36:44 +1200 | Western Sahara Campaign

The Moroccan state company OCP, on the 13th of July, has decided to drop defending the, New Zealand bound, detained conflict phosphate rock cargo in South Africa. OCP has realised that it could not defend the indefensible and walked away giving the ...More >>

Bledisloe Cup for Kiwifruit Industry Leader Peter Ombler

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:21:59 +1200 | Horticulture NZ

Thursday 13 July 2017 - An outstanding leader in the kiwifruit industry, Peter Ombler was given horticulture’s premier award, the Bledisloe Cup, at the Horticulture Conference 2017 on Thursday.More >>

The Story of Fresh Fruit & Vegetables - from Seed to Plate

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:19:48 +1200 | Horticulture NZ

Thursday 13 July 2017 - A video showing the story of New Zealand’s fresh fruit and vegetables, from the seed through to food on a plate, was launched by Horticulture New Zealand today.More >>

Stink Bug Agreement signed

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:50:05 +1200 | Joint Press Release

13 July 2017: The Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is one of the biggest threats facing New Zealand’s horticultural sector. It threatens the livelihoods of primary sector producers, and would impact on the quality of life of all New Zealanders if ...More >>

Farmers star in Greenpeace film

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:04:26 +1200 | Greenpeace

The very group bearing the brunt of the blame for the contamination of our waterways. More >>


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