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Britain has to rely on imports for many foods. Picture / Thinkstock

Alarm over UK farm output drop

An alarming decline in food production at British farms will leave shoppers at the mercy of prices and quality elsewhere…


Relief as US wharf strike ends

A return to normal trade flows is expected to take several weeks after the strike hit ports such as Seattle. Photo / AP

Resolution of industrial action at ports along the West Coast of the United States has come as a relief to New Zealand meat…

Plain packs - heat on Govt

The Government is being lobbied to bring the tobacco plain-packaging bill back to Parliament for a final vote.

Co-ops need growth cash

Growing global market opportunities and the need to strengthen supply chains are creating a thirst for capital among agricultural…