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Bumper Crop Of Cash For Pastoral, Food Science

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced that the Labour-Progressive Government is committing $700 million to a new research, development, and innovation plan for the future in New Zealand's pastoral and food industries. More >>

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Scoop Agriculture: R & D Fund A 'Gimmick' Says National

John Key says National will make a significant increase in funding for agricultural research and development, but it does not support the model announced by Labour today. "Helen Clark has been eager to talk up her new $700 million fund. The real question is: on an annual basis, how much extra will research and development get? Labour's model carries a considerable risk..." More >>

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