A report, prepared by the Ministry for Primary Industries, showed New Zealand primary industry exports reached $38.1 billion in the year ended June 2017, an increase of 2.4% over the previous year.
MPI forecast primary industries exports to rise 9.3% in the year ending June 2018 to $41.6 billion.
That anticipated rise was primarily based on dairy prices remaining strong , plus a return to normal productivity levels across most sectors following adverse weather last year.
Those trends were projected to continue into the following year, resulting in a forecast of $42.4 billion in the year ending June 2019, up 1.8%.
Unfortunately the importance of those numbers are lost on the current Government, which seems obsessed in following the Greens attacks on the Agricultural Industry.
This will include but not be limited to:
On behalf of farmers and the wider community we will immediately commission a Royal Commission into Local Government and the rampant increases in rates. As covered elsewhere in this document all levels of Government are required to live within our means not theirs.
We welcome input into future policies that the agricultural sector would like to see adopted after the election in 2020.
New NZ offers a new way forward, not beholden to any group, especially the political elite. We are however entirely beholden to the New Zealand people. Unlike the current and past governments we know who we work for and it is not politicians.