Investors getting cold feet as sector is racked by uncertainty.
No fewer than 13 ag policies of previous government earmarked for reversal or review.
Government decision on wool in public sector buildings ‘a significant boost to wool growers and the industry’.
Political parties need to make good on election promises about better rural health care, writes Craig Page.
Approach focused on supporting research that farmers can use in building better farm systems.
Concerns about ‘rushed consultation approaches being taken by councils’.
Concerns remain about the cost, usefulness, and how they join up with with rules and requirements.
Three coalition hopefuls agree on most things when it comes to the primary sector.
Spokesperson says recent criticism ‘leaves readers misinformed’.
Irrigation lobby group wants longer-term thinking and a ministry for water.
They also want useful tools – including GM – to be put in growers’ hands.
Rural New Zealand is looking to the incoming administration to deliver on its promises.
‘We need the incoming government to enable farmers rather than restrict them’
Alan Emerson looks beyond the result of the General Election.
New risk classification of farm dams likely to prove expensive – if there is even capacity to get it done.
Alan Emerson is fed up with what he calls the ‘extreme whims’ of the regional council’s climate change approach.
Was the government’s glittering trade run achieved more in spite of Labour than because of it, asks Nigel Stirling.
Farmers Weekly asks New Zealand’s six biggest parties to spell out their policies for the primary sector.
Court to hear appeals against ‘decisions version’ of plan.
Party delivers updated fiscal plan in last major policy release before polls open.
Health debate takes place as alarming new stats released.
Scores sign on as certifiers and auditors of farm water plans.
Local authorities, insurers welcome policy direction on planning for natural hazards.
Drive 4 Change hears stories of stressed farmers in nationwide trek to highlight rural plight.
More sleep lost to following the rules than to farming itself, one farmer says.
Spectrum of policies laid out for voters in Hamilton election debate.
Watch politicians in Hamilton compete for the vote of their rural constituents.
Policy announcement welcomed by Irrigation NZ and Federated Farmers.
It has become harder to establish wetlands and easier to destroy them, says body.
Agri leaders of six parties on the spot about plans for the sector.
Use state farms to give would-be farmers a leg up, party proposes.
Wellington Science City planned to increase collaboration on climate change and disaster resilience, among other key areas.
Trend appears to be reversing since rules were tightened.
O’Connor says critics need to spell out their position for levy payers.
Legislation hailed as huge step in saving high-value soils for fruit and veg.
They say govt proposal lacks detail and is ill-timed amid sector’s financial storms.
Parliament upbraids bureaucrats on lack of co-ordination on issue.
Policy shifts fail to bring voters along in fractured political landscape, polls suggest.