Farmers Weekly NZ 01.06.2020

Striking a balance

Synthetic nitrogen fertiliser use on pastoral farms will be capped under new rules to improve freshwater quality though a proposed national bottom line for dissolved inorganic nitrogen has been put on the backburner for a year.



Farmers Weekly NZ 20.04.2020

Adapt quickly

Traceable, trusted and safe food will be more important than ever before in post-lockdown society but consumer behaviour has changed and New Zealand food producers must adapt quickly, KPMG agribusiness global head Ian Proudfoot says.



Farmers Weekly NZ 06.04.2020

Farming finds a way

With the arrival of autumn livestock farmers face a critical pinch point from a mix of drought, the closure of sale yards and meat plants operating at about half their capacity.


Farmers Weekly NZ 30.03.2020

Keep calm, carry on

The Government is well aware of farming’s importance and is doing everything it can to ensure the primary sector continues to operate as close to normal as possible, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says.