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NZ dairy farm values defy milk price slump

New Zealand dairy farm prices kept on rising through the winter, even as milk values have tumbled, and defying a sluggish broader land market

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Dairy price rally 'threatens long-term damage' to demand

High dairy prices are boosting farmers' prosperity for now. But will they pay a long-term price? And what happens if China's economy falters?

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