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The New Zealand Dairy Workers Union is talking to dairy processors on how workers would isolate if they contract Covid.
OPINION: Media reports that only eight overseas teachers have arrived into the country seven months after 300 border exceptions were granted wouldn't surprise too many in the rural sector.
The dairy industry is facing the prospect of losing some highly skilled staff because they are not fully vaccinated.
NZ's agricultural sector needs to recognise Covid-19 as the "new normal," says leading expert on international trade, Professor Hamish Gow.
The country's major meat processors say they are well down the road in planning how to mitigate the Omicron variant's impact.
Farmers are being urged to have good plans in place for dealing with any major community outbreak of Covid-19 and, in particular, the omicron variant.
OPINION: Two years into Covid and New Zealand dairy farmers are still struggling to get skilled farm workers from overseas.
Beef + LambNZ's (BLNZ) awards dinner scheduled for Wednesday 2 February is postponed due to the arrival in the community of the Covid variant Omicron.