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Chemical re-labelling timeframe too short

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 9:08 am | Agcarm

Agcarm is working positively with government to update health and safety regulations, but two years is not enough time to implement such complex changes. More >>

Agrichemical sellers upskill in health and safety

Friday, 24 October 2014, 3:32 pm | Agcarm

Protection of people and the environment is the focus of a new qualification developed by Agcarm to upskill staff in the rural servicing industry. More >>

Parliamentary report shows bee industry in pretty good shape

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 1:33 pm | Agcarm

Managed bee hives and honey production in New Zealand is increasing and there is little or no evidence that pesticides are affecting bee health, according to a parliamentary committee report released this week. More >>

Driving safety home to farmers

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 5:37 pm | Agcarm

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), in partnership with Agcarm and WorkSafe New Zealand, is launching a campaign to increase awareness about the importance of wearing the right safety gear when using farm chemicals. More >>

Veterinary student’s desire for rural practice rewarded

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 3:24 pm | Agcarm

A veterinary science student’s ambition for rural practice was rewarded with a $2,500 scholarship from Agcarm. More >>

PSA devastation driver for winning student

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 3:11 pm | Agcarm

Horticulture student Yvette Jones plans to put her studies to good use. She wants to prevent biosecurity disasters like PSA affecting New Zealand growers. More >>

High Court judgment emphasises need for review of GM law

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 3:33 pm | Agcarm

A High Court judgment has highlighted the dire need for a review of out-of-date New Zealand law on genetic modification (GM) technology, said Graeme Peters, chief executive of Agcarm. More >>

‘Dirty Dozen’ report irresponsible and unscientific

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 9:46 am | Agcarm

Consumers can be assured that conventionally grown fruit and vegetables are safe to eat, despite the alarmist claims of a new report from the pro-organics movement. More >>

TPP negotiators should drop opposition to data protection

Thursday, 14 November 2013, 4:07 pm | Agcarm

New Zealand negotiators wanting to make progress in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks could start by dropping their opposition to data protection. More >>

Pesticides not to blame for bee deaths

Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 4:39 pm | Agcarm

Europe’s decision to ban neonicotinoids is another example of politicians making decisions meant for regulators. Pesticides have been blamed for a decline in bee health despite a lack of scientific proof. More >>

Pesticides Not to Blame For Bee Deaths

Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 4:36 pm | Agcarm

Europe’s decision to ban neonicotinoids is another example of politicians making decisions meant for regulators. Pesticides have been blamed for a decline in bee health despite a lack of scientific proof. More >>

Industry Applauds Government for Cutting Red Tape

Thursday, 1 November 2012, 4:08 pm | Agcarm

A three-year effort by industry to reduce super-cautious rules constricting the availability of animal medicines has succeeded. Animal health companies say that the resulting streamlined process for approving treatments will reduce cost and remove a roadblock ... More >>

Paraparaumu student one step closer to career in animal care

Tuesday, 12 June 2012, 5:02 pm | Agcarm

While most students would spend it on a holiday or a new car, a Paraparaumu veterinary science student has a far more pragmatic use for her recently-won $2,500 scholarship. More >>

Data protection disappointment

Tuesday, 11 October 2011, 12:00 pm | Agcarm

Government proposals on data protection are a huge disappointment to the makers and sellers of agrichemicals and veterinary medicines. More >>

Pirongia student one step closer to career in animal care

Wednesday, 1 June 2011, 4:09 pm | Agcarm

Forget the car, the boat and the holiday home offered by Big Wednesday. A Pirongia student, who's just won a $2,500 scholarship from industry association Agcarm, has more down-to-earth aspirations. More >>

Bee Safety A Priority

Friday, 20 June 2008, 11:54 am | Agcarm

Agcarm members are going into bat for bees to ensure they can continue to do their important work as pollinators, said Graeme Peters, chief executive of Agcarm. More >>

Look in your letterbox for recycling information

Friday, 9 May 2008, 11:14 am | Agcarm

Due to the onset of wet weather, information packs for the new blue-lidded recycling bins will be placed in your letterbox, rather than taped to the lid of the bin, to make sure they remain dry. More >>

Vet shortage must be tackled

Friday, 9 May 2008, 11:12 am | Agcarm

A new report has reinforced the urgent need to find ways to reverse declining numbers of veterinarians in rural New Zealand, said Graeme Peters, chief executive of Agcarm. More >>

 

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