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Economic Week - August 7

Lending to the agricultural sector was up slightly in June, with strong growth in horticulture masking a continued squeeze in dairy lending.

Arable farmers pleased with 2020 harvest yields

Final harvest data for wheat, barley and oats (milling/malting and feed) in 2020 show yields were up 17% overall across the six crops....

Expect increased rates costs from new government freshwater laws

The government’s new freshwater laws, signed off this week, have the potential to create significant unnecessary costs for ratepayers, farmers and entire communities, Federated Farmers says...

Economic Week - July 31

In June 2020 goods exports were worth $5.1 billion, up $107 million (or 2.2%) compared to June 2019, with dairy and meat leading the way...


Riparian Fencing and Waterways Funding Initiative – Applications Open

Up to $100 million has been allocated from the Provincial Growth Fund to provide significant levels of funding (80-100%) for fencing of waterways and associated works such as culverts, causeways, riparian planting and stock water reticulation (but no

Federated Farmers - Rabobank remuneration survey shows good growth in farmer pay

Strong growth in pay packages in the last two years is another reason for New Zealanders to consider a career in agriculture, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says...

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