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My Daily Digest: February 23, 2021

Being connected is now more important than ever As millions of people work from home around the world, plugged in to Zoom meetings and sharing files necessary for productivity with each other, many in rural areas are still waiting for the switch to flip.

Too many farming businesses still don’t have the infrastructure they need to succeed.

They’re told that innovation and data will be the answer to pressing issues like water quality and greenhouse gas emissions, but still can’t watch Netflix.

If they’re to excel, they need the tools to do it, but progress is still too slow.

However, more players are now entering the market with new innovations. Even Elon Musk is offering satellite broadband to NZ farmers through his network.

It’s good to see. A connected world is a productive world. It’s a happier world.

It’s time the information highway came to every house.

 

Bryan Gibson

 

Rural internet competition heats up

Competitiveness in New Zealand’s rural broadband market is likely to ramp up in coming months, with the arrival of new providers and expanded satellite capacity in the country.

 

 

PGW bounces back strongly

PGG Wrightson has delivered a very good set of numbers in its first-half results for the 2021 financial year, on what are widespread trading performances across the rural servicing company.

 

 

Tukituki consent deadline looms

Hawke's Bay farmers in the Tukituki catchment are being reminded that those who need land-use consent have to submit it by Friday, February 26.

 

 

Honda XL150 competition winner announced

Subscribing to the Farmers Weekly Daily Digest newsletter proved a worthwhile move on multiple fronts for Canterbury man Richard Gillespie.

 

 

Tonight on Sarah’s Country

 

Opinionmaker Tuesday: An enduring year for deer

 

There have been many headwinds for venison and velvet markets affected by covid-19 in 2020, as well as domestic environmental challenges. However, collaborations and strategic partnerships are seeing improved opportunities ahead for the pioneering deer industry. 

In this week’s Opinionmaker, Deer Industry New Zealand, a venison marketer and a deer farmer share their plans to capture value in a changing world and climate.

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