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Councils in rural areas might be forced to cut spending if the dairy downturn continues, Local Government New Zealand says.
OPINION: Capital gains are a weird little vegetable to be growing on the farm, but they are more popular than we realised, writes Greg Roughan.
A community scheme in Waikato is signing up qualified volunteers to do milking, so under-pressure farmers can spend time with their families.
Dairy prices have fallen in the overnight Global Dairy Trade auction. Audio
One of the disrupting factors in the world dairy trade has been the glut of production in Europe. Audio
Prices have fallen in the latest global dairy auction overnight. Audio
The Labour Leader Andrew Little wants commercial banks "stiff armed" or prevented from forcing struggling and heavily indebted dairy farmers off their land. Audio
While one farming leader blames Fonterra for raising farmers' stress levels, workshops to help prevent rural suicides are burgeoning with health workers.
The government's being accused of misleading farmers about the extent of the problems in the dairy sector. Audio
Is New Zealand's dairy industry going to hell in a hand cart? Questions are being raised about the debt levels and cash flows of New Zealand's largest company. Audio
Finance Minister Bill English is expecting land values to drop but believes dairy farmers will be able to find their way through the downturn. Audio
The Finance Minister Bill English says falling dairy prices mean the land prices will also fall and farming for capital gain will no longer be an option for the industry. Audio
Listening to that is the Finance Minister Bill English. Audio
Fonterra's dairy farmers say the latest cut to their income is a bitter pill, and many farmers will be under extreme stress. Audio
Fonterra represents more than 20 percent of New Zealand's total exports and 7 percent of national output. So what are the implications of its latest payout announcement?
Further to this Fonterra has just lowered its payout to farmers to $3.90. Audio
A small ray of sunshine for dairy farmers this morning. The global dairy trade index has notched its first rise of the year and the key whole milk powder price has risen as expected in the futures… Audio
With some dairy farmers being told their business is no longer viable, many are concerned banks will not support them through winter.
Hot on the heels of downward revisions to dairy companies' forecast payouts to farmers, some banks may revise their own outlooks again. Audio
International dairy prices, whole milk powder in particular, slumped further in the latest global auction overnight.