There's some agitation out there at the moment about farming being under threat from forestry. In my opinion, much of what's circulating is based on misinformation so it's time to lay out the facts.
Click on the link below to read the report from the BBC
Forestry is no threat to farming
The world's first two automated logging truck scalers, commissioned by Mount Maunganui-based ISO Limited, are now scanning logs at Port of Tauranga, New Zealand.
Click on the link below to read the report from Friday Off Cuts
World-first robotic logging truck scalers
Click on the link below to check out a video of the automatic log scaling on the NZ Herald site
Log scaling video
New Zealand commodity prices fell for a seventh straight month in December, with gains in log, beef and lamb prices not enough to offset weaker dairy returns, ANZ Bank’s monthly commodity price index shows.
Click on the link below to read the report from WoodWeek
Log exports contrast other commodity pricing in December
New Zealand’s Forestry Minister Shane Jones announced this week the first set of improvements to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) – the country’s main tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions – following extensive public consultation.
ETS forestry improvements unveiled
New Zealand's export log market has picked up following a slowdown ahead of the Chinese New Year period. Traders are optimistic about the outlook for the year ahead, according to the latest AgriHQ forestry market report.
Click on the link below to read the report from Woodweek
Log Exports Pick Up
NZ log export prices reached $153 per cubic metre in March 2017, one of the highest points since March 2014. Almost half of forestry’s export revenue comes from log exports, of which China, India, Japan and South Korea are our main trading partners. Log exports are forecast to continue to rise, reaching 3.1 billion by 2021.
Click on the link below to read the report from the Ministry for Primary Industries
MPI Forestry Situation and Outlook
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