Subscribe today - find out more
Why you should consider BusinessDesk
Primary Sector

Climate change policy biggest concern for farmers

Rebecca Howard
Mon, 09 Aug 2021

Farmers are slightly more optimistic but challenges remain. (Image: Unsplash)
Rebecca Howard
Mon, 09 Aug 2021
Farmers are more upbeat about general economic conditions, but climate change policy is now their biggest concern, and they are struggling to find staff.  A net 17.9% of respondents consider current economic conditions to be good, a 12.4-point improvement from January 2021 and a 46-point increase on July 2020 when a net 28.6% considered conditions to be bad, according to the July 2021 Federated Farmers’ mid-season farm confidence survey.Dairy is the most optimistic group regarding current economic conditions.Federated Farmers preside...

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

400 trainee pilots allowed into NZ
Brent Melville | Sat, 23 Oct 2021

Pilot trainees will make up 40% of the latest cohort of international students allowed in from mid-2022, with an assumption that tight border rules will still be in place.

Technology FREE
Review: NuraTrue, the earbuds that listen to you
Henry Burrell | Sat, 23 Oct 2021

Personalised audio at a relatively affordable price point. It's a winning combination.

On the Money
On the Money: IRD's rich list, Damian O'Connor's FTA in MIQ, and more
Rebecca Stevenson | Sat, 23 Oct 2021

OTM this week: what does Inland Revenue consider rich, why was Damian O'Connor absent from the FTA celebrations, which new car is triggering FOMO amongst the Remuera Tractor set, and more.

Decarbonising infrastructure – navigating an abundance of policy and analysis

We have a rare opportunity to align significant public infrastructure investment with urgent climate change reform, but time is short and we all need to act.

Let's not lose sight of the wood for the trees

As much generation will need to be built in the next 14 years as has been built in the last 40+ years for Aotearoa to meet its commitment of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.