Agribusiness

Agriculture minister Damien O’Connor says winter grazing campaign dented NZ reputation

[03 September/Stuff New Zealand] Environmentalist Angus Robson has launched a campaign against winter grazing. Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has reported that the images of cows in Southland mud this winter has risked the country’s reputation as a food producer. Amid allegations of intimidation and trespassing, the campaign also led farmers in Southland to form a...

Media Release: New campaign highlights Rabobank support for New Zealand agricultural sector

[02 September/Rabobank] Rabobank has launched a new television advertising campaign highlighting how online deposits with the bank are exclusively used to fund New Zealand’s food and agricultural producers. The advertisements will run until the end of the year, with more planned for 2020 and feature some of the bank’s agribusiness clients. The campaign aims to...

The battle for trust

[30 August/Rural News] Tim Hunt, the head of RaboResearch Food and Agribusiness in Australasia, says trust is becoming more complex to succeed in and more valuable to win in today’s markets where sustainability, safety of products and animal welfare are becoming increasingly important. Mr Hunt reports these attributes are not self-evident when the consumer is...

Expect more disruption

[30 August/Rural News] Ian Proudfoot, Global Head of Agribusiness for KPMG reported at the Silver Fern Farm Farmer Conference for 2019 that we can see disruption by activists as a threat or an opportunity. Mr Proudfoot spoke about the fourth industrial revolution which is underway, melding the biological, physical and digital, creating new food and...

Nathan Guy to step down in 2020

[30 July/Farmers Weekly] Otaki MP and former Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy will retire from politics at the next election. Nathan Guy will have served 15 years in parliament by next year’s election and has held the Ōtaki seat since 2008, he became an MP in 2005 and a minister in 2009. Mr Guy announced...