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Feds on board with Environment Commissioner's Report

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:26:58 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is on board with challenges laid down by Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment today. More >>

Expert tips help calves get the best start

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:53:21 +1200 | Seales Winslow Ltd

Expert tips help calves get the best start Calving season just got a little bit easier thanks to a new series of online videos from SealesWinslow. The 2 minute clips provide quick and relevant advice from SealesWinslow nutritionist and quality manager, ...More >>

KiwiNet receives $10 million PreSeed investment

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:25:33 +1200 | KiwiNet

Hamilton, New Zealand - 28 June 2016 - The Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet) has received $10.3 million of new investment over the next three years, under a new allocation of Government PreSeed investment, to help transform cutting edge science into commercial ...More >>

Address to FFNZ National Council - Dr William Rolleston

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:17:27 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Members of National Council, ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to be delivering this president’s address to you. More >>

Feds honour those who excel in primary sector

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 22:49:31 +1200 | Federated Farmers

The awards celebrate excellence in agriculture and the contributions made by Federated Farmers’ members to further enhance the primary industry. More >>

Landfarm or Contaminated Coastal Wasteland

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:34:23 +1200 | Climate Justice Taranaki

In the proposed South Taranaki District Plan, landfarming, the practice of spreading oil/gas wastes on farmlands, is a Permitted activity in the Rural Zone. More >>

If you buy health and safety advice, make sure it’s right

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:18:30 +1200 | WorkSafe NZ

Good health and safety practice is not something you can just buy off the shelf, and farmers need to build health and safety into everyday activity on farm. More >>

Out of town and out of touch

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:13:59 +1200 | Irrigation NZ

Hawke’s Bay farmer Hugh Ritchie said today if Greenpeace acutally understood the big environmental issues facing New Zealand, such as climate change, it wouldn’t need to interfere in a local water storage project like Ruataniwha. More >>

McClay to meet with Pacific Alliance in Chile

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:29:10 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Trade 27 June 2016 Media Statement McClay to meet with Pacific Alliance in Chile More >>

Call out to Young New Zealanders to share in apple business

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:27:46 +1200 | Pipfruit New Zealand

Call out to Young New Zealanders to share in success of the booming apple industry More >>

Is the Silver Fern Farms’ Chinese Deal Off

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:25:22 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

In a move that will embarrass the government, Australian media are reporting that Shanghai Maling has abandoned efforts to buy our largest meat exporter, Silver Fern Farms.More >>

NZ farmer confidence rebounds in second quarter

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:56:56 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand farmer confidence bounced in the second quarter to the first net positive reading in more than a year, with a significant upswing across all sectors as rising dairy prices fuelled positivity.More >>

Dairy farmers need to reconsider 'smart level' of debt

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:55:37 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 27 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy farmers need to ask themselves what a smart level of debt is given the risk profile for the next decade is likely to be different than the last, says Federated Farmers Dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard.More >>

Abandoning challenge, not my way Rick Powdrell

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:49:26 +1200 | Federated Farmers

There is one thing in life that never changes. The moment you overcome one challenge, there is sure to be another. Once in a while a challenge crops up that might be easier to abandon, but that’s not my way.More >>

Big bounce in farmer confidence

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:45:36 +1200 | Rabobank

Optimism looks to be returning to New Zealand’s rural sector, with the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey recording a significant upswing in sentiment among farmers across all sectors.More >>

Silver Fern Farms & Shanghai Maling Finalising Extension

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:54:22 +1200 | Silver Fern Farms

• An extension to the June 30 date for receiving OIO approval is in the process of being finalised More >>

Brexit poses implications for NZ's sheep and beef industry

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:23:12 +1200 | NZ Beef and Lamb

“We are concerned about the future of New Zealand’s sheep and beef exports to the UK and the EU following the UK’s vote to leave the EU,” says Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association of New Zealand. More >>

New Zealand needs to milk Brexit for all its worth

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:15:55 +1200 | Federated Farmers

With Britain voting to exit the European Union today, Federated Farmers is urging diplomats and export companies to be quick off the block and first inline for meetings to push New Zealand’s agenda.More >>

Miscanthus New Zealand widens its horizons

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:41:34 +1200 | Miscanthus NZ

The Te Awamutu based company, Miscanthus New Zealand Limited (MNZ), is moving to widen the appeal of Miscanthus products. This company, which over the last 6 years has been introducing to New Zealand the sterile perennial 4 m tall woody grass called ...More >>

Going 'in to bat' for the bees

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:14:47 +1200 | Plant and Food Research

For almost thirty years Dr Mark Goodwin has been protecting the kingdoms of queens and the health of their loyal subjects, often during times of foreign invasion. But while the realms he has dedicated his career to are small, their influence on the ...More >>


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