Farmers ‘voted strategically’, grim times ahead forecast

  Farmers are anxiously waiting to see whether or not Labour will choose to govern alone or bring in the Green Party. In one of the elections biggest surprises the strong National electorate of Rangitata swung with Labour candidate Jo Luxton winning the seat – becoming the first Labour MP to do so. Federated Farmers … Continued

Fonterra selling China farms

  Fonterra will sell its China farms to a local company for half a billion dollars, as it continues to find ways to pay down debt. The deal, which was finalised over the weekend, saw the dairy giant’s two farming hubs in Ying and Yutian sold for $513 million, and in a separate deal it … Continued