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SFF Futures advisory panel appoints new talent

SFF Futures advisory panel appoints new talent

ByAnnette ScottMar 24, 2022
Mat Hocken manages a fourth-generation family farm in Manawatū and is chair of the Rural Innovation Lab.Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has appointed three new faces to the Government’s independent Investment Advisory Panel (IAP) for Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures (SFF…

Confidence abounds in natural dairy foods

ByHugh StringlemanMar 10, 2022
Ministry of Primary Industries chief scientist John Roche says the dairy industry must have regard to consumer trends and concerns, such as their lack of confidence in dairy cattle having…

Covid prompts cargo focus for biosecurity

ByRichard RennieFeb 23, 2022
A significant import risk that has arisen over the past few years is from seed imports, often touted through online gardening websites and magazines.Despite the slump in passenger arrivals relieving…

Building strategic agtech partnerships

BySonita ChandarJan 31, 2022
Agritech leaders from New Zealand and Israel will come together to share insights and innovations at a joint online summit this month.Both countries are renowned for their inventiveness and tenacity…


MPI calls for urgent action on water storage

MPI calls for urgent action on water storage

ByAnnette ScottDec 9, 2021
Federated Farmers senior policy adviser Lionel Hume says co-ordinated preparation of an action plan to improve water storage is overdue.The…
MPI-funded partnership to study soil health

MPI-funded partnership to study soil health

ByGerald PiddockDec 6, 2021
Synlait, Danone and AgResearch will undertake a five-year study on 10 farms in New Zealand to examine the effects regenerative…
Judicial tussle over Nait compliance

Judicial tussle over Nait compliance

ByHugh StringlemanNov 18, 2021
Ospri head of traceability Kevin Forward acknowledged the criticism and accepted that there had been challenges with Nait.The Ministry for…
Lessons learnt from M bovis review

Lessons learnt from M bovis review

ByAnnette ScottNov 11, 2021
Nicola Shadbolt chaired the Mycoplasma bovis programme review and says the panel considered the evolution of the programme from its…
MPI backs app to train, mentor staff

MPI backs app to train, mentor staff

ByAnnette ScottOct 20, 2021
RCNZ chief executive Andrew Olsen says supporting rural contractors with mentoring training will help to boost their team’s capability.Rural contractors…
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