Government agencies: ICPR changes; Potato Virus detected in Canterbury; WTO Notifications; Counting you down to 1 October 2018.
New Zealand News: Announcement of New Zealand’s first resident Ambassador to Ireland; New Consul-General for Southwest China announced; Announcement of new Consul-General in Shanghai; Taxpayer costs for kiwifruit claim trial balloon out to $6m; New Zealand fears for world trade in wake of Trump's tariffs; Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern responds to Countdown strawberry scare; How scientists plan to improve the kiwifruit; UMS appointed by New Zealand Avocado to expand presence in China; First batch of New Zealand avocados hits the Chinese market; Native birds as potential alternative to pesticides; Brisk weather brings cheaper broccoli; "Asian markets still open".
International news:GAIN reports; Indonesia concludes FTA negotiations with Australia; WTO members demand more clarity on US farm spending; US: Monsanto asks court to toss $289 million glyphosate verdict; Maersk to change fuel adjustment surcharge ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap; China: JD.com wants to ship fruit from all over the world to China in 48 hours; Spain: A system to trace stolen fruit; Spain: A system to trace stolen fruit; US: Rat lungworm infection linked to raw vegetables; Arizona growers hope new leafy greens protocols will help prevent outbreaks; New research paper uncovers interaction Xylella fastidiosa and its diverse hosts.
New Zealand News: New Zealand Ambassador to Sweden announced; New High Commissioner to the Cook Islands announced; Announcement of new Ambassador to the United States; Minister talks sustainable agriculture on world stage; MPI leaves door open for imported fruit trees to stay; 50-Year plan needed for farming confidence; Water concerns rising as Ruataniwha aquifer level falls; New Zealand dollar near 2.5 year low; New Zealand's organic sector showing major growth; Tauranga's Māori berry company Miro could rival kiwifruit's Zespri; Lotatoes™ potatoes ‘roasts’ competition at TVNZ – NZ Marketing awards.
International news:Gain reports; APHIS Will Adjust Risk-Based Sampling Procedures; APHIS Publishes Final Rule to Expand Notice-Based Process for Importation of Fruits and Vegetables; Thai deal fast tracks Australian fruit trade; Agricultural R&D spending in high-income countries shrinking; EU: Xylella host plant database updated; Global Fruit Brand Alliance; Suning and Zespri reach cooperation agreement; Tackling Brexit uncertainty & supply chain resilience; UK’s water footprint; Vertical farming sounds fantastic until you consider its energy use"; Autonomous robot pollinates bramble plants.
Government agencies: Release of productivity commission report on a low emissions economy; WTO Notifications; Customs -Counting you down to 1 October 2018; Gulf Opportunities Showcase; Videos on doing business in the Gulf; Essential market guides for the Gulf region; India NZ Business Council Summit 2018 – AKL, 28 SEP.
New Zealand News: New Ambassador to Egypt named; Ratification of Pacific trade deal a step closer; New leadership team for Plant & Food Research; Apple and stonefruit industry members disappointed with revised MPI directions; US facility no longer wants to deal with New Zealand; Cross-appeal filed in Kiwifruit Claim case; Zespri predicting profit growth; Avocado conference shows industry growth; New deals give Kiwi agritech access to deep US and European pockets; Seeka's avocado harvest has started; First company receives medical cannabis license; Waimea Dam project to go ahead; PickMee!'s summer fruit crop in Hawke's Bay; New Zealand fruit exports boost trade in June quarter; Gisborne developing a taste for exotic mushrooms; Roundup debate in New Zealand; Myrtle rust detection programme wound down.
International news: GAIN reports; Trump threatens to pull US out of World Trade Organization; Trade wars and tariffs are hot topics; The rise of blockchain technology in agriculture; Romaine, blockchain and the future of food safety; How will technology allow us to feed future cities; The transforming power of Vertical Farming; New responses to the way we grow food are a must; Can urban greenhouses support social justice or is it only benefitting the rich?; Brazilian court rules that growers will continue to have access to glyphosate; Taking advantage of opportunities in Canada and Saudi Arabia at Fruit Attraction; Intelligent Sprayer: commercialization approved"; Drones against red spider mites.
New Zealand News: Export NZ August Trade Update; New value chain research for F&B exporters; Highlight on administrative penalties; EU-NZ FTA Update; UK-NZ FTA Update; Fruit sector and MPI head back to court over destruction order; PM suggests New Zealand support Vietnam with dragon fruit value chain; ; Robotics Plus appoints CEO as demand grows for agricultural automation; US and NZ sign historic agritech agreement; PM opens avocado conference in Tauranga’ Avocado price drop may be on the way; New Zealand apples dominate the market; New Zealand organic apple grower tries to keep up with demand from Asia; Can kiwifruit ease exercise-induced stress?; Samoa is aiming at NZ banana market; Katikati officially the avocado capital of NZ; Growing cucumbers"; Italy's olive trees are dying. Can they be saved?; New Zealand BANS the importation of Australian fruit and vegetables.
International news:GAIN reports; European Parliament; Preparing for a No Deal Brexit; Investors increasingly engaged on world water issues;; ‘The fruit and vegetable sector in the EU; Freshfel's Fresh Times ; Going Dutch could drive future of Australia’s agri sector; Taste Australia yields big results in foreign trade; Scientists find a way to zap fruit & kill mould; CRISPR mushroom is changing the dialogue around GMOs.