Strong wool prices have slumped 40% since the 1990s.

Despite claims by Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor that a new report will be the plan “to revitalise New Zealand’s strong wool sector…” there’s widespread belief it will do no such thing.

Carolyn Mortland Head of Sustainability Fonterra and Chris Anderson Merchandise Manager Chilled Beverages Foodstuffs North Island.

Fonterra has joined forces with a supermarket chain to deliver what it claims is NZ’s first carbon zero milk.

RMPP Action Group facilitator John Stantiall says farmers adapted to digital meetings better than he expected. Photo: file.

Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) Action Group facilitator John Stantiall was unsure, at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, how meetings could work.

 
Robert Ervine.

The latest NAIT data shows farmers are increasing their engagement with the system and becoming more compliant.

 
Dairy can help economy rebound

The dairy industry must lift its game if it wants to play a role in revitalising New Zealand’s bruised economy, says Northland farmer and founder of HerdHomes animal shelter Tom Pow.

Helen Cummings on her farm.

The COVID-19 pandemic has effectively brought forward the appointment of Southland dairy farmer Helen Cummings to the national board of the Holstein Friesian NZ Association.

A man who has spent more than 40 years in the meat industry says the best thing that happened to the industry in NZ was the UK joining the European Union in 1973.

Building relationships with other Kiwi agtech leaders and innovators was a surprising outcome for some attending the high-profile evokeAG event in Melbourne last month.

New Zealand farmers probably do not realise the contribution they are making to the economic and community life of people in Southern Morocco, says Hajbouha Zoubeir, president, Phosboucraa Foundation.

Last month, 21 developing dairy industry leaders started Fonterra’s year-long Governance Development Programme, with two days of presentations and discussions at Fonterra’s head office in Auckland. 

New Zealand farmers stand out for their willingness to innovate, says the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef executive director, Ruaraidh Petre.

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