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  • New Farm Forestry Leader Sees Exciting Prospects For More Trees on Farms April, 2010
    Incoming Farm Forestry Association president John Dermer sees an exciting future for forestry on farms. "A 20% plus lift in log prices over the last year, with the prospect of…

  • Biosecurity and Forestry July, 2009
    The proposed industry co-funding approach to biosecurity, especially for incursion response measures, poses some special problems for many forest growers. While the mainstream radiata pine and Douglas fir growers generally…

  • Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) update - Forestry July, 2009
    from Sustainable Forestry Bulletin - July 2009 Forestry remains actively in the ETS. The obligation to surrender emissions units to meet deforestation liabilities from 1 January 2008 remains unchanged. However,…

  • Tackling Agriculture's Carbon Footprint July, 2009
    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry's recently released study on the likely impact of the emissions trading scheme (ETS) on agriculture has, understandably, created considerable alarm in farming circles. Under…

  • Under-Rated Over-Performers July, 2009
    The New Zealand Farm Forestry Assn. has a major challenge for the future according to its President, Patrick Milne. Commenting at the end of the Association's annual Conference in Canterbury,…

  • Mixed Score-Card for Govt July, 2009
    The NZ Farm Forestry Association, (FFA), has reacted favourably to much of the Government's new climate change and emissions trading proposals says President, Patrick Milne. The Government finally seems to…

  • The Farm Forestry Model - An Intro April, 2009
    There is no question that as a group, farm foresters are at the top of the list when it comes to sustainable land management practitioners and practices. Farm forestry offers…

  • Illegal Logging Imports Must Stop August, 2008
    Environmental and forestry groups today called upon the government to urgently toughen up regulations to stop products from illegally logged forests being imported or used in New Zealand. They also…

  • Green groups and foresters join forces on climate change September, 2007
    Major environmental and forest industry groups are calling for the government to adopt climate change policies that are fair, efficient and apply to all industries. This follows a decision to…

  • Anderton welcomes pan-industry body- Woodco December, 2005
    The formation of Woodco, the Wood Council of New Zealand, is a very positive development according to Forestry Minister Jim Anderton. "I congratulate the forestry industry on the establishment of…

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