Despite enjoying visiting different farming systems in New
Zealand for the past month, 41 students from the University
of Nebraska have yet to develop a taste for Vegemite, tour
leader and animal science professor Steven Jones says.
New Zealand farmer confidence has continued to edge higher,
but the gulf between dairy farmers and sheep and beef farmers
in terms of self-assessed viability continues, the latest
Rabobank rural confidence survey shows.
Economic development organisation Venture Southland hopes to
know soon whether it has been able to attract external
funding for an ambitious project to develop a high-value oat
production and food processing industry in the province.