Agri Politics

Second farm hub for Fonterra in China

Second farm hub for Fonterra in China

World News: Fonterra today announced its second farming hub in China will be located at Ying County, Shanxi Province and...

September 10, 2013

World’s largest milk powder dryer kicks into gear

World’s largest milk powder dryer kicks into gear

WORLD NEWS: The world’s largest milk powder dryer at New Zealand giant Fonterra’s Darfield site kicked into gear this week...

September 2, 2013

Fonterra ‘relived about all clear from Clostridium botulinum’

Fonterra ‘relived about all clear from Clostridium botulinum’

World View: New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) announced today that additional independent testing has established there was no...

August 28, 2013

Fonterra ups forecast milk price 30c to $7.80

Fonterra ups forecast milk price 30c to $7.80

World View: New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has lifted its forecast farmgate milk price for the 2014  by 30 cents to...

August 28, 2013

Fonterra suspends its operations in Sri Lanka

Fonterra suspends its operations in Sri Lanka

World News: New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has suspended its operations in Sri Lanka with immediate affect. Earlier this week,...

August 24, 2013

Fonterra hails border testing system

Fonterra hails border testing system

World News: Fonterra this morning has said it fully endorses and complies with the practice of country of origin and...

August 22, 2013

Tesco fined for ‘misleading strawberry offer’

Tesco fined for ‘misleading strawberry offer’

The View from the UK: Supermarket giant Tesco Stores has been fined £300k sterling  following a prosecution by Birmingham City Council...

August 19, 2013

More dairy products from New Zealand banned in China

More dairy products from New Zealand banned in China

WORLD NEWS: More New Zealand dairy products sold to China have been banned after elevated levels of nitrates were found,...

August 19, 2013

Fonterra will offer compensation

Fonterra will offer compensation

World News: Fonterra will offer compensation to companies supplied with potentially contaminated whey protein concentrate. This has been reported in Fairfax...

August 16, 2013

Pressure still on for Fonterra

Pressure still on for Fonterra

World View: New Zealand dairy company Fonterra has confirmed the resignation of its milk executive in the wake of a botulism scare....

August 15, 2013

Deere profits surge with demand

Deere profits surge with demand

WORLD NEWS: Farming equipment maker John Deere has today reported a stronger than expected 26 per cent increase in third-quarter earnings...

August 14, 2013

The organic flavour of France

The organic flavour of France

The View from France: Stéphane Le Foll, the French Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry, recently outlined the framework for the...

August 14, 2013

The dairy sector in Croatia

The dairy sector in Croatia

Croatia has been a member of the EU since 1 July 2013, making it the 28th EU member state. In its...

August 13, 2013

Operational review at Fonterra

Operational review at Fonterra

World News: Fonterra this morning announced that Maury Leyland, Group Director of Strategy, will lead its recovery management team responsible...

August 12, 2013

Tesco merges 131 stores with Chinese hypermarket

Tesco merges 131 stores with Chinese hypermarket

Tesco, one of the biggest retailers in the UK and Ireland, is set to merge its 131 stores in China with the...

August 9, 2013

China fines Dairy companies US$110m

China fines Dairy companies US$110m

China has fined several diary companies including New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra, Mead Johnson Nutrition Co and Danone and  a total...

August 7, 2013

China puts Fonterra on notice

China puts Fonterra on notice

China will not tolerate another slip-up from Fonterra, with the dairy giant caught up in its third contamination scare there since...

August 6, 2013

NZ botulism scare triggers recall of up to 1,000 tonnes of dairy items

NZ botulism scare triggers recall of up to 1,000 tonnes of dairy items

New Zealand authorities have sought a global recall of up to 1,000 tonnes of dairy products across seven countries after...

August 3, 2013