Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Grains Council of New Zealand Conference

2 June 2004
Grains Council of New Zealand Conference

The Grains Council of New Zealand, the arable industry group of Federated Farmers of New Zealand (Inc) will hold its Annual Conference on 8 - 10 June at the Chancellor Resort, Methven.

The conference encompasses the annual general meetings of United Wheatgrowers, the Herbage Seedgrowers Subsection and the Maize Growers’ Subsection.

The Grains Council conference will be held concurrently with the New Zealand
Bee Industry Group conference, allowing the industry groups to join to discuss areas of mutual interest.

Guest speakers will address key issues facing the arable industry. The ‘Weston Milling Wheat Symposium’ has guest speakers Greg Bourke from Weston Milling and Rod Grout from Pacifica Shipping will discuss the coastal shipping review. Malcolm Bartholomaeus, an Australian farmer and futures advisor will speak on the future of wheat. Dr Mark Goodwin from Hort Research and John McKay from South Pacific Seeds will discuss pollination and Pete Jamieson from Crop & Food Research will discuss innovation in the arable industry.

Issues up for discussion include the transfer of hazardous substances and new organisms, regulations on agricultural vehicles and the amendments to the Employment Relations Act.

The winners of the Ravensdown/United Wheatgrower Wheat Competition Awards will be announced at 7pm on Wednesday 9 June.

The Grains Council of New Zealand Conference is kindly supported by Weston Milling, FMG, Crop & Food Research, Telecom New Zealand, Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-operative, Bayer CropScience, Midlands Seed, Genetic Technologies, Champion Flourmills, PGG Seeds, National Bank of New Zealand, and ACC.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>



Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news