New Zealand


  • Industry: Agribusiness
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 30/05/2012

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Field notes - Issue 126, 30 May 2012 

A summary of agribusiness sector stories that have been reported in the media over the last week.   

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Fieldays focus


The premier feature for the National Fieldays at Mystery Creek this year is the Changing the face of farming.


In the 2012 Fieldays Focus publication, Ian Proudfoot explores the impacts that a growth in corporate farming businesses may have on traditional business models.


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This week's headlines


  • Growers illegally inject kiwifruit vines.
  • Honey prices hit record high for NZ producers.
  • Fonterra Shareholders’ Council chairman resigns.
  • NZ inventor up for Nobel food prize.
  • Budget pleases Fed Farmers but not HortNZ.


Field notes - Weekly news update from KPMG Agribusiness. 
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Agribusiness Agenda 2012

AA 2012
The sector needs to collaborate to articulate the industry's potential, secure a fair share of leadership talent and evolve an innovation ecosystem.

Budget 2012 - Agribusiness

The Government is waiting on the private sector to kick-start projects such as Canterbury irrigation, and appears to have left open the door to use SOE sale proceeds to fund future agribusiness innovation.