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11 January 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand El Niño Impacts to Hit NZ Farmers for Months
NEW ZEALAND - Recent rain has been a welcome respite from ongoing dry weather conditions in much of the country, but farmers in drought-affected parts of New Zealand will continue to feel the...
20 April 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand 2015 Grain Harvest - A Game of Two Halves
NEW ZEALAND - The 2015 Grain Harvest has been a game of two halves, according to survey results released by the Arable Industry Marketing Initiative (AIMI)....
07 April 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Boost for New Sustainable Farming Projects
NEW ZEALAND - The new Zealand government is to grant NZ$7.8 million in new funding over four years through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), to 29 new farming projects....
17 February 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Government Offers Tax Relief for Drought-Affected Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - Revenue Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the Inland Revenue’s decision to exercise its income equalisation discretion to help provide relief for drought-affected farmers in the...
23 January 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Farmers Call for Drought Declaration
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers believes that if the government made a medium-scale adverse event declaration for some South Island provinces, it would give more emotional support to farmers...
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Fall in Fuel Prices Should Mean Lower Costs for Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - The continuing fall in fuel prices should be reflected in lower farm input costs, Federated Farmers believes....
14 January 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand NZ Agritech Sector Worth NZ$1.2 Billion
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's agritechnology sector was worth approximately NZ$1.2 billion in 2013 according to new research into the size, value and future potential of the sector....
02 July 2014
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand: Now World’s Largest Supplier of Softwood Logs
NEW ZEALAND - Now the world’s largest supplier of softwood logs, New Zealand exports increase four-fold to almost $2 billion in five years....
22 June 2014
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New System Recycles Water, Concentrates Fertilizer Nutrients from Waste
NEW ZEALAND - Livestock Water Recycling, Inc. (LWR) has announced that it has been awarded a New Zealand patent for its manure treatment technology....
07 May 2014
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Farmers Relieved at Nitrogen Funding Confirmation
NEW ZEALAND – Relieved farmers in the lake Rotorua catchment have welcomed a government pledge to go halves on the country’s biggest nitrogen reduction project....
12 November 2013
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Farmers Welcome Freshwater Policy Statement
NEW ZEALAND – Water policy is going to be scientifically, culturally and economically informed for the first time, says a Federated Farmers of New Zealand spokesperson....
30 September 2013
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Science Backs Use of Stubble Burning
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers welcomes the Foundation of Arable Research’s & Environment Canterbury’s report on stubble burning....
14 June 2013
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Long-term Toxicology Study on Pigs Fed a Mixed GM Diet
NEW ZEALAND - The following is a briefing about the contents of a new, peer-reviewed scientific paper titled: "A long-term toxicology study on pigs fed a combined genetically modified (GM) soy...
14 May 2013
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Bioenergy Conference Highlights NZ Opportunities
NEW ZEALAND - A one-day conference in Rotorua this Thursday (16 May), supported by Federated Farmers, will take land owners through the economics of bioenergy, which could become a big part of...
18 March 2013
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Entire North Island of New Zealand Receives Drought Confirmation
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers welcomes confirmation that the entire North Island has been declared a medium scale adverse event due to drought....
14 February 2013
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Food Prices Rise 1.9 per cent in January
NEW ZEALAND - Food prices rose 1.9 per cent in the January month, and were up 0.8 per cent on a year earlier, Statistics New Zealand said today. ...
04 February 2013
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Efforts to Reduce Farming Dangers Showing Progress
NEW ZEALAND – Farm safety and rural depression initiatives have had positive effects on the welfare of the rural population, according to Federated Farmers of New Zealand. ...
11 January 2013
Crop Industry News from New Zealand South Island NZ Fire Warning Issued
NEW ZEALAND - Prolonged hot periods without rain have lead to fires breaking out in areas of the north South island which has caused disturbance and concern across rural organisations. ...
29 November 2012
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Federated Farmers Flags Biosecurity Issue
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers is requesting that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) ask hard questions of its Australian certifiers, after a consignment of imported cotton seed meal...
19 November 2012
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Biodiesel Deal Great for Growers
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers Grain & Seed welcomes the sale of Solid Energy’s agribusiness division of Biodiesel New Zealand has been concluded and a new company, Pure Oil New Zealand Limited,...
09 October 2012
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Successful Year for AgResearch NZ
NEW ZEALAND - On-farm pest control, new value-added products and improved environmental performance are three of the significant contributions made by AgResearch scientists to New Zealand's agricultural...
09 August 2012
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Simpler Rules for Agricultural Vehicles Welcomed
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers is happy with the proposed simplified rules for operating agricultural vehicles on roads announced by the associate Minister of Transport....
08 August 2012
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Efficiency with Farm Inputs - Essential for Success
NEW ZEALAND - An increasingly complex and volatile global farm input market is making it imperative for New Zealand farmers to have in place good purchasing strategies, while focusing on ways...
21 March 2012
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand: North Island Farmers Weather More Storms
NEW ZEALAND - After a second severe storm event in a single month, most North Island farmers have got off fairly lightly. ...
21 February 2012
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Rise in Prices Paid by Producers
NEW ZEALAND - Prices paid by New Zealand producers for goods and services rose by an overall 0.5 per cent in the December 2011 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said....
01 February 2012
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Farmers Urged to Make the Most of the Rain
NEW ZEALAND - Despite good levels of rainfall throughout the region, dairy farmers in South Otago and Southland are still managing difficult dry conditions....
Crop Industry News from New Zealand NZ Group Appeals Against GE Corn, Soy
NEW ZEALAND - GE Free NZ in Food and Environment has applied to the Administrative Appeal Tribunal for a review of the decision by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to release into...
26 January 2012
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Europe Dampens NZ Farmer Confidence
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers mid-season Farm Confidence Survey, conducted in January 2012, reveals farmer confidence in the general economy has turned negative for the first time since July...
17 January 2012
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Corn Hybrid Could Benefit NZ Growers
NEW ZEALAND - A new variety of corn that is suitable for organic and biological farming systems could benefit New Zealand farmers who rely on corn seed imports....
06 December 2011
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Campaign Urges GM Food Labelling
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's Minister of Health would be doing the right thing for public health and the integrity of the food system by voting for labelling of GM foods, when she attends a trans-Tasman...
 
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