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The changing personal circumstances of consumers, largely driven by Covid-19, is shaping some of the innovation at Fonterra's R&D centre in Palmerston North.
In a somewhat ironic twist, the global Covid pandemic is helping to drive demand for New Zealand kiwifruit.
Farmers will continue to apply pressure on the Government and hope for a change of heart on the need for skilled overseas workers.
Farmers want the Government to open available space in managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) to bring in much-needed workers for the primary industries.
Silver Fern Farms Co-operative has announced a net profit after tax of $32.4 million for the 2020 financial year.
Dealing with the outfall from Covid-19 is one of the top priorities in the coming year for Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) boss Ray Smith.
To ensure continuity in the supply chain, the road freight industry needs to know when truck drivers will receive the Covid-19 vaccine, says Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett.
The meat processing and exporting industry is calling on the government to prioritise its workforce for Covid-19 vaccinations.