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Dry Stock Farmers, Fonterra’s global dairy trading platform, Velvet leaf search continues and more

Posted on Thursday 28th April, 2016 by admin



  Dry stock farmers’ salaries have gone up in the last year.     Despite tough times and low inflation, most sheep, beef and grain farmers have paid higher average salaries than a year ago.   The employee remuneration report by Federated Farmers and Rabobank  shows salaries in the dairy industry have remained stable, but there’s been a […]

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Long hours, lost trees, China’s demand for beef & More

Posted on Wednesday 27th April, 2016 by admin



  Two farm workers who did long hours and were underpaid at a farm in Leeston near Christchurch have been awarded $21,907.42.     The Employment Relations Authority found Bernard Reiher was not allowed days off, while Kirstin Morgan was told she was not allowed maternity leave after giving birth.    The couple worked at the farm, owned […]

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