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Primary sector export returns will take a $1.3 billion hit from COVID-19, but there is some good news.
New farming rules around sustainability are driving elderly farmers out of the dairy industry, says agri-economist Phil Journeaux.
We need to make sure that our rural businesses are well supported, says Fiona Gower, Rural Women NZ national president.
Despite four consecutive drops in Global Dairy Trade (GDT) prices, analysts are sticking with a payout of around $7.20/kgMS for this season.
There was a silver lining to the fourth straight drop in global dairy prices last week: demand in China is recovering.
Independent economist Cameron Bagrie says dairy fundamentals are looking pretty good, despite the GDT dropping in the past three auctions.
Protecting farmers and key workers in the rural sector must now be a high priority as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic start to hit this country.
OPINION: Amidst the coronavirus upheaval, one thing is certain – agriculture will see the NZ economy through.