Then there are those events scheduled for next week onwards. A wait-and-see game is on to find out if restrictions will end or continue.
So much hard work goes into the planning and set-up for things like field days and conferences, so it’s heartbreaking for those involved when they have to pull the plug.
Rural communities can become disillusioned – they’re lucky enough to be living almost normal lives while it’s the cities that are the hotspots.
But remember, Auckland residents are far more restricted than most and are doing their bit to keep covid at bay.
Let’s make sure we do ours too.
District councils defend proposed rates
Marlborough farmers are accusing their district council of double-dipping with plans to charge them for staff time and costs monitoring permitted activities, as the implications of the Government’s freshwater policies materialise.
AgMatch grows wool range
It's niche and has strict specifications to be met, but a farmer collective buying and selling group is proving that consumers still love crossbred wool.
Fieldays hope for a lockdown-free June
Fieldays organisers are hoping the country will be at Level 1 when the gates open on June 16, but are also preparing as well as they can if parts of the country are put into lockdown.
Scales avoids 2020 minefields but harvest down
Horticultural giant Scales Corporation traded well throughout a difficult 2020, without setting any milestones or making major moves with its sizable cash reserves.
Job appeal boosted by pay rise in kiwifruit sector
Amid a tight job market and limited overseas worker supply, the kiwifruit sector is clamouring for more staff to meet what is anticipated to be a record cropping season for fruit volume.
Tonight on Sarah’s Country: Opinion Maker Tuesday
Finding 50k workers – what needs to change?
In 2014, the Government estimated the primary sector would need to employ another 50,000 people by 2030. With the labour shortages we are currently experiencing, how broken is the education system that we still haven’t attracted and retained the skills we need?
Tonight’s panel features:
Federated Farmers skills and training spokesperson William Beetham
Dairy Training manager Cath Blake
WOMOlife managing director Alister Shennan
Shearing Contractors Association chief executive Phil Holden.