Outlook rosy but uncertainty rising

In a global environment characterised by increasing uncertainty the primary sectors are continuing to deliver, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says.

Rabobank ponders bigger loan book

Rabobank is talking to its Dutch parent about increased backing for its local operation as it ponders the opportunity for a bigger share of the rural lending market if new capital rules lead the Australian-owned banks to pull back.

New money to walk the walk

More than 2000 farmers will be given on-the-ground support to lift their environmental sustainability as part of Budget 2019 funding, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says. 

Brexit a good opportunity for NZ

Britain's food security issues post-Brexit provide exciting opportunities for New Zealand agriculture, its acting high commissioner Helen Smith says.

Progress persists amid disruption

The growing focus on food as medicine is driving massive change in the agri-food industry, KPMG agri-food senior manager Emma Wheeler says.

Zero carbon bill $66.4 billion

Policies ensuring New Zealand meets its greenhouse gas reduction obligations will require a reduction in the number of animals farmed and lower meat and dairy exports, an analysis of official reports reveals.

More farmers feel bank pressure

More farmers are coming under pressure to repay debt as concerns about the impact of new capital rules on borrowing costs and availability continue to mount, according to Federated Farmers’ latest banking survey.