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Survey Shows Improvement in Farmers’ Confidence

Farmers’ confidence in the economy and their own businesses improved in Federated Farmers mid-season Farm Confidence Survey, released today.

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March 15th, 2017 at 8:26 am

Regions & Categories: Agriculture,New Zealand

Waikato Seasonal Outlook: A new drought and rainy period forecasting system is giving farmers..

Initial Outlook for Waikato Winter and Summer Seasons: Slight shift in seasonal timing with cool and relatively dry winter, cool and average rainfall for the spring and delayed warming up in mid-summer with dry conditions in February but near normal in January and possibly slightly drier than normal March.

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June 19th, 2015 at 3:29 am

High resolution sub seasonal and seasonal forecast now available for New Zealanders

The seasonal forecasting team at CLIMsystems has developed ExtendWeather for New Zealand’s primary producers and energy sector. It is a state-of-the-art seasonal forecasting service that delivers high resolution maps of precipitation, temperature and soil potential evapotranspiration deficits and other variables depending on the subscription level from 10 days to up to nine months into the future. All forecasts are updated ever ten days and are based on downscaled NOAA CFSv2 data. As partners of Farmlands subscribers receive discounts if they are Farmlands members or shareholders.

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June 4th, 2015 at 11:45 am

Masport Earns The Trust Of New Zealanders For A Third Year

2012, 2013 and now 2014… Masport has earned the trust of Kiwis once more by proudly scooping up the 2014 Reader’s Digest Most Trusted brand award in the Gardening Equipment category.

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July 23rd, 2014 at 10:43 am

The Junior Peterson, a serious mill for the part-time sawyer

To celebrate seeing in a new year, New Zealand based sawmill exporter Peterson Portable Sawmills launch their first new product since the beginning of the recession; the Junior Peterson (JP).

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January 21st, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Regions & Categories: Agriculture,Business,Farming

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Huge Improvement on Waikato Dairy Compliance Statistics

The release of the 2010-11 Waikato Regional Council statistics showing a huge improvement in effluent compliance reflects the investment dairy farmers are making to meet their environmental responsibilities.

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July 13th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Regions & Categories: Agriculture,Farming,New Zealand

Agriculture outlook hails an agricultural sunrise

Philip York, Federated Farmers economic spokesperson welcomes the bright picture for the medium term that is portrayed by the latest Situation and Outlook for New Zealand Agriculture and Forestry, or SONZAF.

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June 16th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Regions & Categories: Agriculture,Economy,New Zealand

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Rural Women Get a New Clothing Look

Rural women can now step put in style thanks to a new range of workwear designed specifically for women.

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June 3rd, 2011 at 5:27 am

Biosecurity reform bill passes first reading

The Biosecurity Law Reform Bill, a bill proposing the most significant changes to the Biosecurity Act in more than a decade, passed its first reading in Parliament last night and was sent to select committee.

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December 12th, 2010 at 7:20 am

Stalls Phased Out with New Pig Welfare Code

Agriculture Minister David Carter has announced that the use of sow stalls on New Zealand pig farms is to be limited to four weeks after mating in 2012, and prohibited by the end of 2015.

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December 3rd, 2010 at 6:45 am

WTO Finds in Favour of NZ Apples in Australia Legal Case

Minister of Trade Tim Groser has welcomed the ruling of the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Appellate Body, which has found in New Zealand’s favour in the Australia – Apples case.

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November 30th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

Update on Kiwifruit Vine Disease Psa

Biosecurity Minister David Carter says the number of orchards confirmed as having the kiwifruit vine disease Psa remains at three, with one orchard returning a negative result and one other waiting results of tests. The orchards were within 10km of each other, Mr Carter said.

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November 12th, 2010 at 10:24 am

Ministerial Statement on kiwifruit vine disease Psa

Ministerial statement informing the House of the detection of the kiwifruit vine disease Psa in a Bay of Plenty orchard.

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November 10th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

1080 Low Risk to Fernbirds

A West Coast research project that radio tracked 30 fernbirds through a recent 1080 operation in the Ianthe Forest, has confirmed that 1080 poses only a minimal risk to fernbird populations.

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August 22nd, 2010 at 12:59 pm

WTO Findings Favour NZ Apple Growers

The World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Panel has released a report with findings that favour NZ apple growers in the Australia case. The report finds that all sixteen of Australia’s quarantine measures along with their current Import Risk Analysis are inconsistent with their legal obligations as a WTO member.

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August 12th, 2010 at 9:24 am

Honey Bee Health Campaign

Landcare Research and Federated Farmers are providing information to farmers and the public to support honey bee health through the Trees for Bees campaign.

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August 3rd, 2010 at 9:09 am