The National-led Government hasn’t been one to sit on its hands and wait for things to happen.  Last week showed another example of this.

The concern over fertiliser use on farms is the subject of a number of Government initiatives, the latest of which is the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) with Ballance Agri-Nutrients to fund half of a $19.5M programme to transform traditional fertiliser use, as well as reduce nitrate run-off on dairy farms.

The total PGP investment in two years stands at $493 million.  There are now nine PGP programmes underway, covering sectors from wool, red meat and dairy to aquaculture, manuka honey and forestry.

All New Zealanders stand to benefit from innovative investment in the primary sector because our food and forestry industries are pivotal to the performance of New Zealand’s economy.