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My Daily Digest: February 5, 2021

Time to defend our keep In this week’s Farmers Weekly we talk to some farmers who are feeling positive about the recently released report from the Climate Change Commission.

George Moss likened the position New Zealand farmers find themselves in to Team New Zealand in the America’s Cup.

It’s a great analogy.

We know NZ farmers are at the front of the pack in terms of sustainability. But that position needs to be defended and there are others closing in.

It’ll take effort from the whole team to get the boat across the line.

And farming isn’t alone. Every sector faces big challenges with some confronting their very existence.

It won’t be plain sailing, but there’s time and the roadmap is now there.

 

Bryan Gibson

 

Govt support key to climate change success

Increasing numbers of farmers adopting best practice in animal, feed and pasture management will go a long way towards agriculture meeting its emissions reduction goals during the next 15 years, but other changes will also be needed.

 

 

CCC report supported – but challenges remain

Two high-profile environmental farmers have largely backed the Climate Change Commission’s draft report, calling its findings challenging but sensible.

 

 

Exports remain strong

Farm gate prices for New Zealand dairy and meat exports have defied economic fallout from the global pandemic and are trading at above long-term averages.

 

 

Fonterra lifts payout forecast

Booming demand for dairy from Asia has seen Fonterra lift its 2020-21 milk price forecast from $6.70-$7.30 to $6.90-$7.50/kg MS.

 

 

New crops show promise in the north

The Kaipara Kai regional development plan is midway through a busy and productive first-growing season of vegetables and peanuts, manager Matt Punter says.

 

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