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Agritech has a vital role to play in the COVID-19 recovery, according to LIC chief executive Wayne McNee.
Government policies and the ongoing fallout from Covid-19 are being blamed for a continuing drop in farmer confidence.
Self-proclaimed ‘political operative’ Simon Lusk is taking the Alliance Group to court in a bid to force the meat company to pay back the wage subsidy it claimed during the Covid lockdown earlier in the year.
Farmer-owned cooperative Alliance Group says it has already returned $17 million of the $34.3 million it claimed from the Covid-19 wage subsidy.
An ‘11th-hour’ relaxation of border restrictions by the Government has been welcomed by the agri sector, but the wider industry is calling for more exemptions.
Around 11,000 people whose working visas are set to expire over the 2020/21 season have been granted a new visa.
Fonterra shrugged off the effects of COVID-19 in many markets to record a $67 million rise in normalised earnings before income tax (EBIT).
Agriculture has kept losses to a minimum as New Zealand reported its largest ever GDP drop on record.
About 50 migrant dairy workers could potentially benefit from the Government’s border exception for work visa holders.