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The Opportunities Party Clearwater Action Plan

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:19:19 +1200 | The Opportunities Party

THE OPPORTUNITIES PARTY Clearwater Action Plan for Preserving And Enhancing New Zealand’s Water Ways More >>

Greenpeace report verging on hysteria in election year

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:32:42 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is disappointed Greenpeace has resorted to sensationalist rhetoric in a report published today that implies agriculture and related activities are a threat to all New Zealanders’ health.More >>

Too Many Cows Could Make Us Sick

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:09:52 +1200 | Greenpeace

Greenpeace activists are taking over Parliament lawn this lunchtime with a herd of dairy cows. More >>

Breaking Through The Grass Ceiling In The Agriculture Sector

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:07:35 +1200 | TransTasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - West Coast dairy farmer Katie Milne’s election as Federated Farmers president was notable for several reasons. Obviously, Milne became the first woman to win the job in the group’s 118-year history and emphasised the increasing ...More >>

Farmers Feeling Less Stress From Their Banks

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:43:00 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Pressure on farmers appears to be easing a little on the back of an improved farming outlook, according to Federated Farmers’ latest Banking Survey undertaken in May by Research First.More >>

Turns out burgers aren’t killing people, Minister

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:17:37 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour today challenged the Minister for Food Safety on current and proposed red tape on chefs serving burgers. More >>

NZ farmer confidence jumps to a record high

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:11:42 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand farmer confidence and investment intentions jumped to record levels in the second quarter of this year, buoyed by improved commodity prices.More >>

Be ready for the calving season

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:09:15 +1200 | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI’s Penny Timmer-Arends has attended many field days and workshops to discuss the new bobby calf regulations with those affected across the supply chain. More >>

NZ Farmer Confidence at Record High

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:27:47 +1200 | Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey

• Net rural confidence has jumped up in the second rural confidence survey of 2017 and is now at the highest level recorded since the survey commenced in early 2003. More >>

Kiwis Eating Less Red Meat - Research

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:06:34 +1200 | Bean Supreme

Kiwis Eating Less Red Meat - Research More than half of Kiwis say they are eating less meat, and a quarter expect to be mostly meat-free by 2025, as they focus on their health and budget according to the results of a new survey.More >>

Livestock Improvement lifts stake in UK's Milk Records

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:16:24 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 26 (BusinessDesk) - Livestock Improvement Corp, or LIC, is to increase its holding in National Milk Records (NMR) to 17.2 percent from 2.6 percent after agreeing to subscribe for shares to allow the UK farm management recording services to fund its ...More >>

LIC increasing its investment in UK agribusiness

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:13:05 +1200 | Livestock Improvement Corporation

LIC is increasing its investment in National Milk Records PLC (NMR), the leading supplier of farm management recording services in the United Kingdom. More >>

Speech: Peters - NZ First campaign launch

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:30:04 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

NZ First campaign launch Palmerston North Convention Centre, 354 Main St, Palmerston North. Sunday, June 25, 2pm. The regions – Together, for New Zealand More >>

Labour’s “About Face” on Rivers Sad for Environment

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:56:01 +1200 | NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers

A national trout fishing organisation says the Labour Party’s reversal of its policy on charging commercial users for use of freshwater is a retrograde 180 degree turn around and therefore disappointing.More >>

Labour will not resile from royalties

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:24:49 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour believes cleaning up our rivers so that they are clean enough to swim in is the most important freshwater issue for this election, but that it is also fair that a royalty should be charged where public water is used in large quantities for private ...More >>

Manawatu student’s passion for agriculture rewarded

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:15:33 +1200 | Agcarm

MEDIA RELEASE 22 June 2017 Manawatu student’s passion for agriculture rewarded A passion for sustainable farming and the red meat sector has seen Massey University student Hannah Gibb rewarded with a $2,500 scholarship from Agcarm. Born and bred ...More >>

NZ wool prices fall; crossbred fleece lowest in 7 1/2 years

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:56:51 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 23 (BusinessDesk) - Prices fell at New Zealand's latest weekly wool auction, with some grades hitting their lowest level in seven and a half years, amid continued lacklustre demand from China, the largest buyer of the fibre.More >>

Katie Milne Breaks the Oldest Ceiling in Kiwi Farming

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:30:58 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Katie Milne Breaks the Oldest Ceiling in Kiwi Farming NZ First is delighted to celebrate Katie Milne becoming the first women President of Federated Farmers in its long history. “Katie Milne is a brilliant choice for Feds,” says New Zealand First Spokesperson ...More >>

Federated Farmers elects first woman national president

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:42:30 +1200 | Federated Farmers

West Coast dairy farmer Katie Milne is the new Federated Farmers’ National President- becoming the first woman in the Federation’s 118-year history to hold the presidency. More >>

Informative and hands-on apiculture event set to inspire

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:32:02 +1200 | Apiculture NZ

There is something for everyone at the event of the year for New Zealand’s apiculture industry. More >>

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