Milking cash crops

By Linda Sanders In Money

Print Share
All good things must come to an end. It was a truly magnificent summer, unless you were farmer. For some, the April rain meant relief from the worst drought in more than half a century. It ended spectacularly in many regions, with flooding in a couple of places. Although mostly welcome, the big wet was too late for some areas that were already starting to feel signs of winter. Many dairy farmers will be grateful to Fonterra for speeding up its payments to them, and lifting the forecast milk price to boost their cash flow. As the longer-term effects of the drought start to bite, any ...

Get full access to Listener.co.nz

Subscribers can read the full version of this story.

You can subscribe and get full online access for as little as $5 per week.

Enjoy the high-quality, in-depth journalism of the Listener magazine with convenient online access. This includes access to thousands of archived articles and up-to-date TV and entertainment listings.

Our great content is available online even before it hits the shelves, and includes more focus on breaking news. With our responsive design you get a great reader experience whether you read from your home computer, tablet, or even smartphone.

Already a subscriber? Just to read full version of this story.

Already an existing print subscriber? As part of your magazine subscription you are entitled to receive full access to the New Zealand Listener Online content. Click here for instructions on how to redeem your digital access.

Or you can subscribe now to get unlimited access to listener.co.nz.

Switch to our mobile site