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My Daily Digest: January 14, 2021

Ripples in political waters It’s been quite difficult to stay focused on work the past week or so with all the goings on in the United States.

Donald Trump has been impeached again following last week’s Capitol insurrection.

Even some of his own party voted for it this time.

It’s easy to think that all of this is happening a long way from New Zealand and there’s little reason to care.

But, Trump’s waged a four-year war on free trade and climate policy and has done his utmost to destabilise the globe.

These things have implications here.

Impeachment or not, America will have a new president by this time next week.

Hopefully he’ll be one that supports working together across borders to grow wealth and protect our health.

 

Bryan Gibson

 

Collaboration key to food security

Farmers have an important role to play in developing food security policies, Apec Business Advisory Council (ABAC) chair Rachel Taulelei says.

 

Environment taxes considered

Farmers have long feared the cost of agriculture being included in the Emissions Trading Scheme, but they may also have to deal with a future tax on waterways pollution.

 

AGL to refund full wage subsidy grant

Alliance Group Ltd (AGL) is to refund $13 million in wage subsidy grants it received last year as part of the Government response to assist businesses through the covid-19 crisis.

 

ACROSS THE RAILS: Ewe fairs give insight to market

Ewe fairs were approached with an element of trepidation this season and no one was prepared to play a betting game on how they would go. Most people were in agreement that they could not be as good as year ago levels, given that those prices were some of the best seen.

 

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