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17 November 2011
Crop Industry News from New Zealand 'Resource Rentals' Force Arable Farmers Out
NEW ZEALAND - Policies by the Green and Labour parties for �resource rentals� could not only close down arable farms, it could see most forced to convert to dairy in order to stay economical....
23 August 2011
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Shift From Organic Food Forces Company U-Turn
NEW ZEALAND - A turn by shoppers to cheaper foods, in the face of financial hardship, has prompted the world's biggest dairy group to slash its organic operations - a year after encouraging farmers...
29 July 2011
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Levy Proposed for Crop Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - Cropping farmers will be asked to support a new cereal silage levy when they vote in a referendum in August to renew levies for another six years....
28 July 2011
Crop Industry News from New Zealand MacKenzie: NZ Rural Contractors Must Work Together
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers board member and Grain & Seed chairperson Ian MacKenzie delivered a speech at the Rural Contractors New Zealand's Conference, on 26 July in Ashburton....
06 September 2010
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Wheat 'At Risk' After Earthquake Wrecks Silos
NEW ZEALAND – Thousands of tonnes of milling wheat could be exposed to weather damage as a result of collapsed silos in New Zealand, after the country was rocked by a recent earthquake....
19 April 2010
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Farmers Warned of Cropping Weed Danger
NEW ZEALAND - Farmers in the Bay of Plenty are being urged to be on the lookout for the invasive pest plant Noogoora bur....
24 March 2010
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Bee Mite Puts Crops at Risk
NEW ZEALAND - Beekeepers in New Zealand have said the spread of a pesticide-resistant mite could decimate hives, in turn putting crops at risk....
18 February 2010
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Grain Harvests Increase
NEW ZEALAND - Wheat, barley and maize grain harvests in New Zealand increased in the year to the end of June 2009, it has been announced....
30 November 2009
Crop Industry News from New Zealand The Hermitage Fuels Up for Biodiesel Trial
NEW ZEALAND - An iconic New Zealand hotel is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to environmental and social responsibility....
27 October 2009
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Converting Algae from Sewage Ponds to Biofuel
NEW ZEALAND - Algae from Christchurch's sewage ponds will be made into biofuel from next month....
15 October 2009
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Meridian Gets on with Raglan Wind Farm Project
NEW ZEALAND - State-owned power generator and retailer Meridian Energy is to go ahead with construction of a $200 million wind farm near Raglan capable of supplying 30,000 homes....
08 October 2009
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Meridian Explores Wind Farm in the Wairarapa
NEW ZEALAND - Meridian Energy is exploring the possibility of a wind farm near Martinborough in the southern Wairarapa, about 8 kilometres south east of the Martinborough Town Square....
07 October 2009
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Commercial Production Of Biodiesel In New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - Auckland-based Ecodiesel Limited, is successfully leading the charge in turning purified New Zealand tallow or animal fat, a by-product of meat processing, into a precious liquid...
07 August 2009
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Marine Energy Fund Opens
NEW ZEALAND - Applications are now open for the third round of the Marine Energy Deployment Fund, which aims to get wave and tidal stream energy devices operating in New Zealand waters....
30 July 2009
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Biodiesel Grants Scheme Off to Strong Start
NEW ZEALAND - A grants scheme set up to encourage biodiesel production in New Zealand is off to a strong start, with five companies set to take part, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee...
09 July 2009
Crop Industry News from New Zealand World Energy Research Focuses on Clean Energy
NEW ZEALAND - The energy investment firm, World Energy Research is redefining its focus on cleaner ways to produce energy. ...
01 June 2009
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Significant Fuel Saving from Biofuel Test Flight
NEW ZEALAND - Scientific testing has found that up to 1.4 tonnes of fuel can be saved on a twelve-hour long haul flight powered by a 50/50 blend of second generation jatropha sustainable biofuel...
21 May 2009
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Biodiesel Boost Announced by Government
NEW ZEALAND - A new grants programme for biodiesel production will kickstart the biodiesel industry in New Zealand according to Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee....
20 May 2009
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand to Subsidise Biodiesel Sales
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand, with a view to encourage investments by improving the fuel's competitiveness against gasoline and ethanol, has decided to spend as much as NZD36 million in subsidies...
31 March 2009
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Biodiesel Now Selling at Pump.
NEW ZEALAND - Renewable transport energy in New Zealand is making progress, with biodiesel now on retail sale and approval granted for 85 per cent ethanol blends in petrol....
16 February 2009
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Biodiesel Company Pushes Ahead with Plans
NEW ZEALAND - Biodiesel New Zealand is to push ahead with plans to increase capacity fourfold at an existing facility in Christchurch, to four million litres a year....
27 January 2009
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Christchurch's Energy Reuse Initiative Progresses
NEW ZEALAND - The Christchurch City Council is applying for consent to use a mix of renewable energy sources to run the new biosolids drying facility....
31 December 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Air NZ Conducts Test Flight with Jatropha Biofuel
NEW ZEALAND - The world's first commercial aviation test flight powered by the sustainable second-generation biofuel jatropha has been successfully completed in Auckland....
30 December 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Birds to Play Key Role in Giant Wind Farm Plan
NEW ZEALAND - The flight paths of migrating birds could play a key role in the siting of giant turbines on a Northland wind farm....
16 December 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Date for Biofuel Test Flight
NEW ZEALAND - The world's first commercial aviation test flight powered by a sustainable second-generation biofuel will take place on 30 December. ...
12 December 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Biofuel Law Change
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee has tabled a Bill in Parliament to repeal the obligation placed on oil companies to sell a certain proportion of biofuel....
05 December 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Biofuel Crop will Help Wine Growers
NEW ZEALAND - Oilseed rape grown in the Waihopai Valley could provide a boost for the agriculture sector in Marlborough....
03 December 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand NZ Pork Industry to Turn Waste into Biogas
NEW ZEALAND - A new project launched yesterday (2 December) will look at the potential to turn pig manure on New Zealand farms into energy, significantly reducing harmful greenhouse gas (GHG)...
30 October 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Air New Zealand Biofuel Test Flight Update
NEW ZEALAND - The world's first commercial aviation flight powered by a sustainable second-generation biofuel moved a step closer this week. ...
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Aquaflow and UOP Join Forces on Renewable Fuels
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand-based Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation and United States-based UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together in two areas....

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