Muller says Shaw ignored advice

Climate Change Minister James Shaw has been accused of ignoring advice to have a lower methane reduction target for agriculture than he is advocating.

Primary exports growth to ease

Agricultural exports have risen $7.5 billion in the last two years but returns are expected to soften his year before growing again, The Primary Industries Ministry Situation and Outlook report says.

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.