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By embracing both their lack of subsidies and the challenges of the global marketplace, New Zealand farmers have broken free from supermarket strangleholds and unpredictable price shifts. During tough times, a focus on innovation, technology and managing costs has driven productivity improvements in the lamb and dairy sectors that have made New Zealand’s lamb and dairy farmers the envy of their UK counterparts. New Zealand high commissioner and farmer Sir Lockwood Smith tells Farmers Weekly why those battling volatile commodity […]