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Kiwifruit value to top $6 billion

by Phil Edmonds

New varieties will drive up the kiwifruit industry’s contribution to New Zealand’s GDP with 29,000 new jobs by 2030, a new report says.

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Kiwifruit value to top $6 billion

New varieties will drive up the kiwifruit industry’s contribution to New Zealand’s GDP with 29,000 new jobs by 2030, a new report says.

European dairy farmers receive pay rise

Dairy farmers in the Netherlands, one of Europe’s top milk producing Member States, are receiving the best price for their milk in the past two years, supporting growth in milk production. 

Overnight global snapshot - June 28

Canada’s Richardson International buys the UK’s European Oat Millers
Richardson International said it bought the UK’s European Oat Millers as Canada’s largest agribusiness expands its oat milling business.