Tags : Agriculture

Honey exporters busy meeting surging demand

Overseas consumers eager for natural products in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic have helped boost honey export revenue by 20 percent to $425 million in the year to June 30, 2020, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says. “The results from the latest Ministry for Primary Industries’ 2020 Apiculture Monitoring Report highlight the potential for honey and other natural […]readmore

New Year border exception for seasonal workers in the horticulture

2000 additional RSE workers to enter New Zealand early next year ·         employers must pay these workers at least $22.10 an hour ·         employers will cover costs of managed isolation for the RSE workers ·         RSE workers will be paid the equivalent of 30 hours work a week while in isolation ·         countries sending RSE workers must have agreed […]readmore

New Zealand and Uruguay unite on reducing livestock production emissions

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor and Uruguayan Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries Carlos María Uriarte have welcomed the launch of a three-year project that will underpin sustainable livestock production in Uruguay, Argentina, and Costa Rica.  The project called ‘Innovation for pasture management’ is led by Uruguay’s National Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA).  It aims to […]readmore

Primary sector exports and jobs up again

Primary sector exports and jobs are up again, demonstrating the sector’s underlying strength amid the COVID-19 global pandemic and US-China trade war, and supporting New Zealand’s economic recovery. Stats NZ today reported New Zealand’s merchandise exports in August were up 8.6% on a year ago, driven by an increase in the value of our fruit […]readmore

Reducing costs for farmers and growers

$50 million investment to create single farm planning to streamline compliance Reducing costs for farmers and growers Creating greater returns for farmers Supporting a transition to a clean, green carbon neutral New Zealand Labour will support farmers and growers to get greater returns for their hard work by committing an initial $50 million to support […]readmore

Partnering to transform our agritech industry

An industry plan to transform and grow New Zealand’s agritech sector was today launched by Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. The agritech sector is set to benefit from Government investment including: ·       $11.4 million direct investment in implementing the Agritech Industry Transformation Plan, announced in Budget 2020, ·       A share of $84 […]readmore