Agriculture

Rabobank New Zealand chief executive Ben Russell

Farmer confidence rebounds in first quarter, led by dairy farmer optimism

Wed 25 Mar 15

A net 13% of farmers were confident in the outlook for the agricultural economy in the first quarter according to Rabobank's latest rural confidence survey.

AgriHQ agriculture analyst Ivan Luketina

Lamb wool prices jump to 4-year high, aided by Chinese demand

Fri 13 Mar 15 7

Lamb wool rose 3.9 percent to an average $6.65 per kilogram from last week's auction.

MYOB New Zealand general manager James Scollay

Small business economy fallen from mid-2014 highs

Thu 5 Mar 15 1

SME business growth has pulled back from highs seen in the middle of last year, but the brakes have not been slammed on just yet.

Scales Corp chief executive Andy Borland

Scales on acquisition hunt, developing new apple varieties

Fri 27 Feb 15

Scales is on the hunt for acquisitions this year, with a strong balance sheet after beating prospectus forecasts.

Irrigation NZ chief executive Andrew Curtis

Irrigators step up calls for taxpayer support

Thu 26 Feb 15 7

Irrigation NZ says “we are facing huge affordability issues”

AgriHQ agriculture analyst Ivan Luketina

Export log prices rise to 9-month high

Tue 24 Feb 15

The average wharf gate price for New Zealand A-grade logs rose to $110 a tonne, from $103 a tonne in January.

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