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Data gap leaves farmers cold

15 December 2017


Best farm practice must spread

15 December 2017


Westpac offers farmers help

15 December 2017


Italy upsets food firms

15 December 2017


Airline boss lands a2 job

14 December 2017


NZ's protein market share to fall

by Rachel Agnew

New Zealand was likely to be a smaller player in the bigger world protein market next year, Rabobank says.

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Best farm practice must spread

The Ministry for Primary Industries wants practices used by the country’s best farmers adopted across the board to drive greater profit and productivity.

Italy upsets food firms

European food and beverage makers have expressed official concern about Italy’s introduction of mandatory country of origin labelling.

NZ's protein market share to fall

New Zealand was likely to be a smaller player in the bigger world protein market next year, Rabobank says.

Westpac offers farmers help

Westpac has recognised the financial pressure drought-like conditions will have on farmers and is offering aid to hard hit customers.

Data gap leaves farmers cold

Turning insights from agricultural’s big data into profitable onfarm practice is proving challenging for both the dairy and kiwifruit sectors.

Overnight global snapshot - Dec 15

Egypt’s agriculture ministry moves to end confusion about ergot policy
Egypt's agriculture ministry has officially brought its policy on common grain fungus ergot into line with other government agencies, in a move traders hope will end long-running confusion over import requirements at the world's biggest wheat buyer, Reuters reported.

Fonterra lifts AMF volumes

Fonterra has increased its offer volumes on the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) platform over the next 12 months, reflecting an increase in its offer volumes of skim milk powder (SMP) and anhydrous milkfat (AMF).

Compensation claims mounting

The Treasury sees risk around possible biosecurity compensation for a series of incursions that have hit the agricultural sector, its Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update says.

Alliance wants more next year

Alliance Group is looking to its transformation strategy projects including its United Kingdom food service business to further boost performance in the year ahead.

Food controls to tighten

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor will look at tighter monitoring of genetically modified and irradiated food labelling as legislation aimed at ensuring food supply chain safety nears the final stages.