New Farmax accreditation on offer for all

Julia Hoddinott.   Pastoral science company Farmax is giving rural professionals a chance to become accredited in the Farmax system with its new accreditation process that was recently launched at the company’s biennial conference.   The accreditation is offered free of charge to anyone interested in completing it.   “We often get people contacting us […]

Productivity growth must be “unlocked

Productivity growth must be “unlocked” to drive profitability and competitiveness in New Zealand agriculture – Rabobank Georgia Twomey Declining growth in public R&D spending, an ‘enabling’ policy environment and access to technology are three of the critical factors which must be addressed in order to ‘unlock’ future productivity growth in the New Zealand food and […]

Google didn’t lead the self-driving vehicle revolution

Google didn’t lead the self-driving vehicle revolution. John Deere did. Andrea Peterson, The Washington Post Google has received tons of gushy press for its bubble-shaped self-driving car, though it’s still years from the showroom floor. But for years John Deere has been selling tractors that practically drive themselves for use on farms in America’s heartland, […]

Focus on governance, profit and environment

Changing dairy – more focus on governance, profit and environment New Zealand’s dairy sector is strongly focused on building resilience to commodity price fluctuations, sharpening business practices and taking care of the environment, ANZ’s annual survey of the sector reveals. ANZ’s annual Privately Owned Business Barometer surveyed 368 respondents from across the dairy industry on […]

Agribusiness Agenda poses challenges

Barber’s Wire: Agribusiness Agenda poses challenges Posted on June 15, 2015 KPMG’s Agribusiness Agenda for 2015 is a comprehensive analysis of the challenges faced by New Zealand agriculture in meeting the government’s target of doubling exports by 2025. In the light of dramatically falling dairy prices with little sign of recovery, what was always a […]