With Whole Milk Powder (WMP) 4.5 per cent below its sale price at the beginning of the 2015/16 season, the answer is not poor quality trade deals, says New Zealand First.
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The landslide of dairy farms being sold up will push massive amounts of productive land into foreign ownership, unless the drawbridge is pulled up quickly, says New Zealand First.
The plummet in Fonterra’s new dairy forecast milk solids payout threatens an economic storm, says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First says a Federated Farmers “survey,” which shows high farmer satisfaction with the government, is as reliable as a North Korean plebiscite.
Fines totaling $3.17m against PGG Wrightson and Rural Livestock reveals major issues with the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme.
The failure of the Government’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan to address the issue of rural suicide is costing farmers their lives and the farming sector economically, says New Zealand First.
With the benchmark GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) price for Whole Milk Powder crashing, New Zealand First is calling on Fonterra’s Board to temporarily suspend Fonterra’s participation on GDT.
Fonterra’s revised farmgate milk price forecast to $3.85 per kilogram of milksolids (kg/MS), ends a black week for Fonterra farmers and the New Zealand dairy industry, says New Zealand First.
Foreigners will be lining up to snap up New Zealand farms as highly indebted dairy farmers are forced off the land, says New Zealand First.
The Rt Hon Winston Peters says it is rank hypocrisy that the National Government is wrongly ordering New Zealand’s dairy industry to not export to the Russian Federation, even though New Zealand does not have sanctions against Russia.
New Zealand First Leader and former Treasurer, the Rt Hon Winston Peters, believes the New Zealand economy risks falling back into recession.