2020 harvest yields up

Final harvest data for wheat, barley and oats (milling/malting and feed) in 2020 show yields were up 17% overall across the six crops.

Feds water spokesperson Chris Allen.

The government’s new freshwater laws, signed off this week, have the potential to create significant unnecessary costs for ratepayers, farmers and entire communities, Federated Farmers says.

 
 
In the past few weeks, the rain has come to Hawkes Bay and paddocks are greening up the brown landscape like it was in the region when this photo was taken back in June.

The unknown of what winter will bring is very much on the mind of the Hawkes Bay Rural Support Trust head Mike Barham.

Charles Finny.

Moves by the NZ potato industry to have anti-dumping tariffs imposed on European imports could play into the hands of the EU, warns a long-time trade negotiator.

The livestock, forestry and horticulture sector are performing well.

New Zealand's primary sector has added steel to the country’s economy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a recently released report.

Westpac agricultural economist Nathan Penny.

Whole milk powder (WMP) prices are now sitting above pre-Covid-19 levels and New Zealand farmers can thank a resurging Chinese economy for that.

Tim Knox, Left, MPI’s deputy director general of China Relations.

Life in China is starting to get back to some semblance of normality, according to MPI’s deputy director general of China Relations.

Two weeks ago, many farmers in Northland were in drought recovery mode, now they are repairing fences and culverts washed away by flooding.

Federated Farmers has released its election manifesto, advising the incoming government on the policies farmers want.

Our dairy industry risks being exposed to a ‘ticking time bomb’ of unethical players unlawfully passing off New Zealand-made and packed milk powder products in China as supplements for babies.

MPI says it takes the claims made by Jane Li seriously and where it has evidence that exporters are not meeting their requirements, it will take action.

Farmer co-op LIC will pay $18 million in dividends to shareholders after a strong full-year result.

New Zealand potato growers want duties imposed on frozen potato imports coming into the country from Belgium and the Netherlands.

Former Beef+Lamb chair James Parsons has been elected as chair of Wools of New Zealand (WNZ).

National’s Waikato team of David Bennett and Tim van der Molen have been spreading the party word at a series of farmer meetings around the region.

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