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My Daily Digest: February 12, 2021

More pros than cons to FEPs Farm environment plans are causing a bit of unease for farmers at the moment as their rollout gathers steam.

The cost, time and process are all a bit uncertain and dependent on where you live and who’s auditing them.

But Beef + Lamb New Zealand says farmers should focus on the positives they bring, rather than any cost.

They say a plan will help improve profitability and add value to a farm when it’s sold.

But it’s important for farmers to be in control of the process.

They say the more tools in the toolbox the better equipped you are to fix problems.

Of course, meeting regulatory requirements is also important for any business.

So, focus on the positive and make the plan work for you.

Bryan Gibson 

 

FEP uncertainty lingers

The need for farm environment plans (FEPs) is generally accepted by the rural community but uncertainty over their implementation is fueling unease.

 

Proprietary seed sales are growing

Proprietary seed is proving one of the best on-farm investments, with record sales to prove it.

 

Rural support available for dry north

Northland is gripped by meteorological drought or extreme dry conditions, the local adverse events team heard on Thursday.

 

 

Sector faces rising input prices

Price for some key farm inputs are on the rise, but for very different reasons.

 

Fencing costs may rise as wire price spikes

Some of the Government’s riparian fencing and planting plans may need a rethink, with an expected sharp increase in the price of fencing materials likely to blow out forecast costs.

 

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