ELECTION 2020: Pamu could help farmers buy their first farms - NZ First

ELECTION 2020: Pamu could help farmers buy their first farms - NZ First
Brent Melville
New Zealand First wants to use state-owned Pamu Farms' $2.2 billion balance sheet to develop funding pathways for young farmers to help them buy their first farm. List MP Mark Patterson, the party's spokesperson for agriculture, said farm ownership in NZ has become increasingly difficult for young people, who historically could have worked their way into a farm on the back of hard work. The sheep and beef farmer - who will represent the party in Otago's newly formed Taieri electorate for the September election - said there is no longer an...

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