The Greens’ private members bill restricting, in other words banning, all sales of farmland of more than five hectares to an overseas investor was defeated last week by two votes, writes Allan Barber in his […]
Allan Barber has been looking at the purchase of the Crafar dairy farms by Chinese Shanghai Pengxin and suggests some improvements to the Overseas Investment Act. Read more at interest.co.nz.
Federated Farmers has found that farmer confidence has plummetted in its latest Farm Confidence Survey. In January, the mid-way point for the 2011/2012 season, farmer confidence in their profitability was strong. The 2011/2012 season was […]
Cattle supply has virtually dried up earlier than expected this season, Allan Barber has found. Writing in his most recent blog, he says settlement of the industrial dispute at AFFCO barely came in time to […]
A fall in merchandise export prices for meat products has been confirmed by Statistics New Zealand in its latest figures comparing the March 2012 quarter against December 2011. However, this is expected by some to […]