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Farmers need to take council findings on the chin

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:04:58 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is saddened by Otago Regional Council inspection results and believes farmers risk compounding a bad payout season unless they seek information and help on what their obligations are under the Council’s water quality rules (Plan Change ...More >>

Farmers need to take council findings on the chin

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:28:19 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is saddened by Otago Regional Council inspection results and believes farmers risk compounding a bad payout season unless they seek information and help on what their obligations are under the Council’s water quality rules (Plan Change ...More >>

FMG extends its university scholarship programme

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:03:08 +1300 | FMG

Applications for FMG’s agriculture scholarships are now open and will this year include school leavers looking to study ag-based degrees at Waikato University. More >>

PGG Wrightson looks to beat operating earnings in 2015

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:38:28 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - PGG Wrightson, the rural services firm controlled by China's Agria Corp, expects to shrug off falling dairy prices and beat its strongest earnings result in several years in 2015 after a strong first quarter.More >>

Rural Health & Safety meetings – keeping our people safe

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:30:14 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Waikato is holding interactive sessions on the importance of Health & Safety on-farm, in the coming weeks, following a successful session held earlier this year. “These sessions are about enabling farmers with the right health and ...More >>

Federated Farmers celebrates journalism

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:53:00 +1300 | Federated Farmers

The best of New Zealand’s rural journalism was celebrated Friday evening with the Dominion Post and Radio NZ taking the two awards sponsored by Federated Farmers. More >>

Meat works employee maimed by hoof machine

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:06:00 +1300 | WorkSafe NZ

Meat works company Riverlands Eltham Limited has been fined $57,949 and ordered to pay reparations of $15,000 after a worker’s left hand was caught and trapped in a machine. The employee’s hand was crushed and lacerated, leading to surgery and ...More >>

UPDATED: Aquila Capital, MyFarm JV sees 6%-plus returns

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:36:26 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Germany's Aquila Capital and New Zealand farm investment company MyFarm are seeking up to $100 million from mainly offshore wholesale investors for a trust that will provide secondary mortgages to farmers behind loans from ANZ ...More >>

Key trends and demands in New Zealand’s farming sector

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:19:46 +1300 | Federated Farmers

It is an exciting time to be in the farming sector, as pastoral farming lies at the heart of our economy and how we see ourselves as a nation. We are a primary superpower that ranks among the best on earth in relation to production efficiency, environmental ...More >>

Aquila Capital, MyFarm JV seeks $100M to fund farmers

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:58:32 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Germany's Aquila Capital and New Zealand farm investment company MyFarm are seeking up to $100 million from wholesale investors for a trust that will provide secondary mortgages to farmers.More >>

Spotlight on health and safety in agribusiness

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:57:06 +1300 | Institute Of Directors

Waikato farming business leaders meet in Te Awamutu next week for an interactive session on driving eective health and safety practices. More >>

World Food Day promotes Agroecology not GE technology

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:20:19 +1300 | GE Free NZ

The UN has stated that agroecology is a major solution to feeding the world and caring for the earth. More >>

W$3M for value-added food production

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:28:35 +1300 | Waikato Innovation Park

The Waikato Innovation Park has received a $3 million equity injection from Callaghan Innovation. It will use the funds to kick off a $5.0 million expansion of its FoodWaikato spray drying facility this month. More >>

Organic Agriculture: Will the ‘Meek’ Inherit the Earth?

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:53:21 +1300 | Yossef Ben-Meir

The practice of organic agriculture combines traditional methods with today’s knowledge of health and environmental sustainability. In Morocco it is generally observed that the more remote the farming communities – and most often the more disadvantaged ...More >>

Speech to Fieldays stakeholder engagement function

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:33:22 +1300 | New Zealand Government

It’s great to be here tonight, talking to everyone involved in Fieldays. This is the biggest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere, attracting nearly 120,000 visitors this year including a large number of international visitors and delegations.More >>

New Zealand Racing Board Posts Net Profit Increase

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:21:24 +1300 | New Zealand Racing Board

The New Zealand Racing Board has today announced a Net Profit increase of $137.0 million for the financial year ending 31 July 2014. More >>

Enhanced Taskforce Green crews end storm recovery work

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:51:34 +1300 | Northland Regional Council

Fifteen Enhanced Taskforce Green (ETFG) members hired to help clean up storm-affected Northland farms, horticultural operations and orchards officially ended their three month stint today. (subs: Friday 17 October) More >>

Forum comment on injuries

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:54:45 +1300 | Business Leaders' Health and Safety Forum

The Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum is encouraging chief executives and directors of agriculture, forestry and fishing companies to continuing working to reduce the high rate of injuries in their industries. More >>

Rural Property Market Prepares For Spring

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:55:17 +1300 | REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (“REINZ”) shows there were five more farm sales (+1.5%) for the three months ended September 2014 than for the three months ended September 2013. Overall, there were 347 farm sales in ...More >>

Rabobank Agribusiness Monthly - October 2014

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:23:52 +1300 | Rabobank

The Agribusiness Monthly provides timely information and analysis on agricultural conditions, commodity price updates and commentary on the latest sectoral trends and developments.More >>

 

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