On The Land - Episode 96

1/3/2017

On The Land - Episode 96

Kerry Adams. DAA.Kaikoura farmers duck huge tax bills.Kaikoura farmers receiving insurance payments were to get massive tax bill as IRD claw backdepreciation, but the Government has over turned that ruling in a total turn around.Trustees of trusts beware, do it right or pay.New guidelines for trustees of trusts will mean that if a trust isn’t benefitting those it should,the trustees can face massive fines.Payroll laws and regulations lead to passing the buckWith ever changing rules and regulations farmers are either getting their accountants totake over, or buying high tech programmes.Kirwee; Earl.Demonstrations will be a drawcard to Kirwee.The South Island Field Days at Kirwee next month will attract people from all over thecountry just to see the demonstrations.Hank and B.L.Insurance companies siding with farmers.Because of the nature of farming and associated industries, insurance companies havewritten special policies including mental health packages.Dennis Carter;As machinery gets more efficient, the flow on get worse.Efficiency of combines and heavier crops are causing headaches for seed companies and isputting pressure on storageGE verses conventional. The plant breeding hots up.Countries are becoming divided as some, including Australia, turn to GE research by plantbreeders, while others like New Zealand stick with conventional.Seed cleaning goes high tech.The latest seed cleaners cannot just pick out a range of colours in a seed line up, but theycan now pick out the seed skins so even seed the same size and colour can be cleaned out ofa line.Think water.Irrigation franchise a part of the local community.Thinkwater Leeston is a family business under a Australasian umbrella, and they are a pillarof the local community.Tony Davoren.Lowest ever water levels in bores.Water levels in many bores are in the red, and regions are facing very little or no irrigationnext season.No chance of enough recharge to get started next season.Normal recharge of underground water supplies is around 240 mm over winter, this winterwe will need 500 mmHydro Trader has 10 th birthday.A website allowing people to buy or sell water permits has been operating for 10 years.Brent Rawstron.Ports Hills fire a wakeup callWatching neighbours’ homes and sheds burn, brings a strong call to ban small blockholdings.Marlborough wine makers dumping fruit.A heavy crop in vineyards has led to growers picking off grapes to reduce the crop and givethe vines a better chance to produce what’s left. 

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