Friday, April 12, 2024

MPI


MPI won’t regulate regenerative ag, it says 

MPI won’t regulate regenerative ag, it says 

Gerhard UysNov 17, 2023
Approach focused on supporting research that farmers can use in building better farm systems.

MPI’s new advisers fan out after floods

Hugh StringlemanAug 2, 2023
On Farm Support hits the ground running after natural disasters.

MPI lays out strong wool woes for MPs

BusinessDeskMay 15, 2023
Market needs to almost double returns per kg, official tells committee.

MPI funds facial eczema RAT prototype to trial on farm

Gerald PiddockApr 3, 2023
The test is intended to be used with sheep, cattle and deer, but initial trials will focus on dairy cattle.


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MPI’s new On Farm Support team geared for storm recovery

Hugh StringlemanMar 16, 2023
Controversial new structure hits the ground running with Gabrielle clean-up.
MPI marshals resources for Gabrielle response

MPI marshals resources for Gabrielle response

Richard RennieFeb 15, 2023
Still too early to gauge full extent of damage and need for feed.
MPI off hook in Kuriger animal welfare row

MPI off hook in Kuriger animal welfare row

BusinessDeskDec 16, 2022
Ministry ‘not motivated by improper purpose’.
MPI backs bid for top US certification

MPI backs bid for top US certification

Farmers WeeklyOct 17, 2022
Aim is to scale up lamb producers meeting Land to Market standards
National MP quits portfolios over MPI conflict

National MP quits portfolios over MPI conflict

Farmers WeeklyOct 14, 2022
Barbara Kuriger steps back from agriculture, biosecurity and food safety.
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MPI takes aim at livestock trucking regs

BusinessDeskOct 7, 2022
Director of animal health and welfare says 1993 standard needs updating.
New strain of M bovis found on infected property

New strain of M bovis found on infected property

Annette ScottOct 6, 2022
Testing stepped up after Mid Canterbury discovery.
Spotlight on animal welfare as tail-docking kicks off

Spotlight on animal welfare as tail-docking kicks off

Farmers WeeklySep 28, 2022
Length and other requirements aim to preserve animal welfare.
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Vets hold the line against M bovis

Guest writerSep 13, 2022
Local vets are putting the country on track to be the world’s first to eradicate the disease.
Cheese by-product could offer health benefits

Cheese by-product could offer health benefits

Farmers WeeklySep 8, 2022
A New Zealand-based company’s research project into using whey permeate to treat diabetes has received MPI’s stamp of approval, to the tune of $111k.
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First round of MPI’s forestry scholarship applications close soon

Farmers WeeklyAug 11, 2022
The programme hopes to encourage more Kiwis to study forestry-related courses, to help New Zealand reach its climate change goals.
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Look-up tables undersell carbon capture efforts

Richard RennieJul 29, 2022
Latest data shows significant disparities between actual averages and the tables.
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MPI offer of big bucks concerns consultants

Richard RennieJul 21, 2022
Private consultants say they fear high-paid new MPI jobs for graduates may destabilise agri consulting.
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SFF Futures advisory panel appoints new talent

Annette ScottMar 24, 2022
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 Futures).
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Confidence abounds in natural dairy foods

Hugh StringlemanMar 10, 2022
Huge investments into alternative foods should not impact the growing demand for natural dairy products and the confidence consumers have in dairy, Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) chief scientist John Roche says.
Covid prompts cargo focus for biosecurity

Covid prompts cargo focus for biosecurity

Richard RennieFeb 23, 2022
Despite the slump in passenger arrivals relieving some pressure on airport biosecurity staff, consistently high freight volumes have prompted a reallocation of MPI’s border resources amid new import threats.
Building strategic agtech partnerships

Building strategic agtech partnerships

Sonita ChandarJan 31, 2022
Ministry for Primary Industries chief science advisor John Roche says the New Zealand-Israel AgriTech Summit is a great opportunity for us to collaborate with and learn from a global leader in this space.
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MPI calls for urgent action on water storage

Annette ScottDec 9, 2021
The release of the water availability and security (WAS) report is a significant statement of intent for New Zealand to act strategically and act now, an advisor to the report’s authors says.
A close up of a person holding a trowel with a lump of freshly-dug soil.

MPI-funded partnership to study soil health

Gerald PiddockDec 6, 2021
A new MPI-funded research project has been announced, which will examine the impact that regenerative farming principles have on soil health.
Judicial tussle over Nait compliance

Judicial tussle over Nait compliance

Hugh StringlemanNov 18, 2021
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has rejected a claim by a Northland dairy farmer that he was made a scapegoat for non-compliance with the National Animal Identification and Tracing (Nait) Act.
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Lessons learnt from M bovis review

Annette ScottNov 11, 2021
An independent review of the Mycoplasma bovis programme has identified key lessons for future management of large-scale and complex animal disease incursions.
Headshot of Rural Contractors' New Zealand chief executive Brad Olsen.

MPI backs app to train, mentor staff

Annette ScottOct 20, 2021
Rural contractors have been thrown a lifeline to help ease their dire shortage of staff.