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Organic farmers higher export returns

The People's Choice Party.

With their cheaper fertiliser and animal health costs, combined with Fonterra's premium of NZ$1.05 per kilogramme of milk solids. Shows that organic dairy production profits are better for both farmers and the environment, according to Rusty Kane Leader of The People's Choice Party.

Combined with good farm management practices organic farming methods are not only sustainable, they are as productive and profitable as conventional farming.

Proving that being environmentally friendly and sustainable will give organic farmers higher export returns.
World markets are keen to buy as much as possible, global trends show growing demand from consumers for foods that are demonstrably the product of sustainable, environmentally friendly farming practices."

Organic dairy is only 1% of Fonterra's production . Because of preconceived misconceptions around organic farming and it's greenee cogitations. New Zealand dairy farmers have until now been slow to embrace this huge profitable organic opportunity, in which the consumers are increasingly more sophisticated informed and educate on their own health needs their environment and the world around them, having access to online information and sources.
With increasing demand for organically produced products Fonterra is pressing farmers to switch from conventional milk production to organic milk production to meet demand.

Because of this high demand for organic dairy products, and Fonterra's milk solid premium incentives to help grow it's organic dairy sector, there has never been a better time for farmers to convert to organic dairy.

Fonterra is totally committed to supporting the growth of the New Zealand organic dairy sector and is looking to increase the number of organic farms in New Zealand. It was actively recruiting farmers to switch to organic methods, to meet growth it expects within its own organic business of 140% over the next five years.
Fonterra has already more than doubled its organic milk supplies over the past year, luring farmers with a premium of NZ$1.05 per kilogramme of milk solids.

This is to help it's organic dairy sector to gain the production required to reach and supply the mainstream New Zealand consumer and export markets. A predicted increase from 1% to 14% of it's overall production within the next 5 years. Making dairy the fastest-growing category in the organic foods sector.

For a conventional dairy farmer to convert over too and become a fully organic operation in the past may have taken the farmer five to seven years to establish a highly productive organic dairy unit. Today there is so much knowledge available to farmers to turn organic, the process can take as little as two to three years to become fully certified organic without loosing production.” Rusty said ”.

Rusty Kane
Leader of The People's Choice Party NZ

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