Earlier this year, Horticulture New Zealand and other primary industry organisations made submissions on a Bill designed to make registration of chemicals more straightforward, without any reduction in the check and balances.
Many commentators are predicting a tough year for our primary sector exports, and even a decline in returns. This is an easy prediction to make, considering the global repercussions of Brexit and President Trump's policies.
There is a food revolution coming the way of farmers and growers, caused by consumers around the world changing their eating habits. Beef + Lamb NZ recently released an excellent report discussing this trend, along with what it means for the future of meat farming in New Zealand.