Thursday, July 7, 2022

Special Report


Arable’s biggest challenges lie beyond the farm gate

Arable’s biggest challenges lie beyond the farm gate

ByAnnette ScottJul 7, 2022
Over the past 20 years there has been significant change in the way arable farmers manage their crops and in the rules under which they are required to farm. Leeston farmer and immediate past chair of the Foundation for Arable…

Capping ‘three Fs’ key for dairying

ByGerald PiddockJul 7, 2022
Dairy farming for the new season will be all about keeping a lid on the costs of the three Fs – fertiliser, fuel and feed. Each of these three inputs…

NZ pork ‘under serious threat’

ByAnnette ScottJul 6, 2022
New Zealand consumers have been enjoying commercially farmed pork produced by NZ pig farmers since the 1850s but that could be coming to an end. Sheffield pig farmer Sean Molloy…

Labour costs put squeeze on kiwifruit

ByRichard RennieJul 6, 2022
The prospect of barely breaking even or running at a loss this season could prove a reality for some Green kiwifruit growers as they grapple with soaring labour costs. NZ…


FAR calls for industry-wide collaboration

FAR calls for industry-wide collaboration

ByAnnette ScottJul 5, 2022
Short-term inward thinking is not going to cut the mustard for the future of New Zealand’s arable industry. Speaking at…
Production costs up for Pāmu

Production costs up for Pāmu

ByGerald PiddockJul 5, 2022
Skyrocketing input prices caused by the Ukraine war and covid-19-induced supply chain disruptions has pushed up Pāmu’s cost of production…
Reassessing the farm budget as costs rise

Reassessing the farm budget as costs rise

ByNeal WallaceJul 4, 2022
Spending cuts are under way on Nelson and Fiona Hancox’s West Otago farms as they try to arrest an expected…
Era of cheap food may be over

Era of cheap food may be over

ByGerald PiddockJul 1, 2022
People have become accustomed to the expectation of cheap food, South Island farm consultant Jeremy Savage said. Around 8% of…
Food security must lead political agenda for ag

Food security must lead political agenda for ag

ByAnnette ScottJul 1, 2022
With 800 million people going to bed hungry every night and an expected rise in the global population to 9.5…
Full impact of costs yet to hit farming

Full impact of costs yet to hit farming

ByGerald PiddockJul 1, 2022
New Zealand farmers are in for a tumultuous 18 months as they face a level of cost inflation not seen…
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