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My Daily Digest: March 18, 2021

As good a time as any  Feilding is abuzz with a real energy today as the Central Districts Field Days kick off.  Regional field days are always a big deal for provincial centres, even more so this year after last year’s event was cancelled because of lockdown.

GDP figures out today show a small decrease in activity in the primary industries, but the economy is holding up really well when compared to others around the world.

And with dairy and lamb prices looking good, vendors at Manfeild will be hoping farmers are in a spending mood.

Chances are people will be a bit more hesitant than usual when it comes to pulling out the chequebook – it’s still a volatile time – but renewal, maintenance and upgrades have to be done and with farmer returns looking good, now’s as good a time as any.


Bryan Gibson


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