New Zealand's provenance story is not always based on clean and green; often it relates to the friendliness of the people, says Mark Piper, Fonterra’s director group R&D.
Modelling done by the European Community shows that its agriculture would be little affected by a free trade agreement with New Zealand, says John Ballingall of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research.
Of the top five countries New Zealand trades with, it only has trade deals with two, an ExportNZ conference has heard.
The confidence boost from winning the 2010 Dairy Trainee of the Year award is propelling a young sharemilker along a valuable career track, he says.
Auckland secondary schoolers will soon get a close look at farming without travelling far.
Despite challenges from competing land use and a drop in the national deer herd, the industry is well positioned to fulfil New Zealand’s goal to provide high quality protein products to the world’s best-heeled consumers.
A planting day on a farm at Kokopu, Northland, this month saw the first of 20,000 plants put in the ground to help local efforts to improve water quality.
Two Fonterra cheeses have won silver awards at the international Cheese Awards held recently at Nantwich, UK.
Lincoln University's transfer of its Telford agricultural training operation at Balclutha to Wairarapa-based Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre has been completed, on the payment of a token $1 for the campus and other assets.
Fonterra's Food Service division is a New Zealand success story, says director of global food service Grant Watson.
A new sheep milking business using a world-first combined milking/feeding platform will start operating by October.
Two dairy women – “humble and leading from the heart” – are among nominees in the Westpac ‘Women of Influence’ awards scheme.
Holstein Friesian New Zealand (HFNZ) believes the next big thing in the bull industry has arrived.
The dairy industry is ready to tackle environmental concerns, including its contribution to greenhouse gasses, says an independent report.
International seed business Germinal is increasing its presence in New Zealand, appointing Sarah Gard, of North Canterbury, as its trials and product development manager.
Many dairy farmers are taking advantage of this season’s better payout to regain some of the equity they lost in their farms during the previous two bad years.
About 8% of total kiwifruit production comes from Maori orchards, and now there is an ambitious goal to get up to 20%, says Maori Kiwifruit Growers Forum chairman Tiaki Hunia.
Health and safety (H&S) of people is the top priority for a farming group that’s among the largest in New Zealand.
Top quality Jersey cows sold at an average of $5364 at the recent Jersey Pride Elite Jersey sale in Wellington.
The Whanau in the award-winning mental health programme GoodYarn has just got bigger.
Zespri's results are positive for everybody -- Gold, Green or organic growers and Zespri shareholders -- but you should never become complacent, says chairman Peter McBride.
Organisers of Rural Women New Zealand WoolOn Creative Fashion event want to grow the revamped historic show and use it to promote wool’s many attributes, says committee member Anne Pullar.
A new Global Dairy Trade Marketplace platform launched a year ago has attracted registered sellers from Europe, USA, Asia and Oceania.
As the New Zealand Agricultural Fieldays gets underway this week the chief executive of the organisation running it says there is optimism in the dairy sector.
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