Arable

From an international perspective, New Zealand's arable industry could be viewed as small, with 2,500 farmers and revenue of approximately $5 billion. However, the industry contributes extensively to the New Zealand economy. Many Federated Farmers provinces have a Arable chairperson who leads a local group of growers. These groups tend to deal with local issues such as stubble burning regulations, Resource Management Act compliance and local product contracts. They also feed information back into the national network.

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Arable Industry Group News

Water reform proposals - Clean Water 2017 consultation

Posted on 24/03/2017
In late February, Ministers Smith and Guy announced the next round of proposed water reforms called ‘Clean Water’ for consultation.

Read the latest Arable Bulletin (Spring Edition)

Arable Industry Policy Work

Domestic Feeds, Information, and Traceability

Posted on 22/02/2017
All farmers are required to complete a domestic feed declaration form if they are selling locally grown crops into the dairy industry

Red Clover Moth

Posted on 16/02/2017
The red clover Case Bearer moth has recently been found in Auckland and Canterbury - for more information see this factsheet

Oil and Gas Exploration activities on Private Land

Posted on 14/02/2017
Oil & gas: exploration activities on private land - minimum impact activity

Blackgrass Response 2016-17

Posted on 1/02/2017
Be vigilant for blackgrass this growing season - with a potential estimated industry impact of $8.14 million, we all need to do our part in preventing blackgrass incursion

Factsheets

Velvetleaf Farm Management

Posted on 12/12/2016
MPI guide to Velvetleaf management

Red Clover Moth

Posted on 16/02/2017
The red clover Case Bearer moth has recently been found in Auckland and Canterbury - for more information see this factsheet

Domestic Feeds, Information, and Traceability

Posted on 22/02/2017
All farmers are required to complete a domestic feed declaration form if they are selling locally grown crops into the dairy industry

Oil and Gas Exploration activities on Private Land

Posted on 14/02/2017
Oil & gas: exploration activities on private land - minimum impact activity