The farming industry has shown great resilience in dealing with what has been one of the toughest years in a long time. With the additional challenges that COVID-19 has brought, farmers have been under increased pressure to evaluate their immediate financial situation while keeping the farm going during unpredictable circumstances.
When COVID-19 entered New Zealand, farmers had to respond quickly to ensure they could continue to operate. This included ensuring work practices were safe and hygiene standards were met and compliant with the NZ Government’s alert level requirements. They also had to deal with more stock than expected as sale yards and processing plants were either closed or had significantly reduced operations.
The industry has held strong through these tough times, and we are inspired by the resilience of farming businesses. At Xero, it has been our priority to get behind small businesses to help New Zealand get through the