A farmer lobby group says land-use restrictions proposed in the Waikato Healthy Rivers Proposed Plan Change 1 (PC1) could lead to fruit and vegetable shortages.
New Zealand has no food security policy and will be short of some foods within five years, says a Horticulture NZ report on domestic vegetable production.
Manuka honey could long term earn more money for a central North Island Maori trust than its sheep and beef farming operation.
The red meat sector is celebrating a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling upholding the initial findings of a New Zealand-led dispute against Indonesia on a range of agricultural non-tariff barriers.
The planned release of a new strain of the rabbit calicivirus appears back on track for next autumn after missing a previous opportunity.
Fonterra will soon introduce ‘financial innovations’ to help young farmers join the co-op.
A leading farmer in the Whangaui district, David Pearce, says the government in the 1980s did agriculture a huge disservice when it broke up the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
The new revamped TPP agreement preserves the essential elements of the original agreement – particularly improved access to Japan, Canada and other markets – says New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF) executive director Stephen Jacobi.
One of the two new South Canterbury dairy farms placed under restrictions recently has tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis infection.
A big challenge New Zealand faces is capturing the value consumers place on grass-fed products, says NZ Grassland Association president Dr David Stevens, a senior scientist at AgResearch.
The New Zealand avocado industry has grown from $70 million value to $200m in four years, says industry leader Tony Ponder.
Farmers are supporting Fonterra’s push for net zero carbon-dioxide emissions from all plants worldwide by 2050.
Landcorp, no longer threatened with sales of some of its farms, has reported an after-tax profit of $51.9 million for the year to August 31.
Wool exporters say China has been back in the market in recent weeks.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) chairman James Parsons will step down in March next year.
The 2018 financial year has begun with confidence high among dairy, beef and horticultural clients due to good commodity prices, says PGG Wrightson in its first quarter guidance update to shareholders.
New Zealand recorded its lowest lamb prevalence level of sheep measles in ten years, says the project manager for Ovis Management Ltd, Dan Lynch.
Friendly rivalry between groups of young farmers – with as much eye on witty animal names and snappy dressing as the quality of the livestock – has transformed the pig section of the Canterbury A&P Show.
Canterbury dairy farmer John Tanner has been working hard to improve sustainability on his Leeston farm, Dunlac Dairies Ltd, reports CRV Ambreed.
The new deer velvet season has opened strongly, with farmers reporting early enquiry from buyers at prices 10-15% above last season’s close.
Farmers have had to endure an unprecedented and unrelenting attack on their industry, says Hurunui mayor and farmer Winton Dalley.
China's president Xi Jinping being reaffirmed as that country’s leader for the next five years is positive for New Zealand trade, says Tim Knox, MPI director of market access, policy and trade branch.
Fonterra says its food service business is on track to earn $5 billion by 2023.
What happens inside the border in China is something this country needs to understand much better, says Tim Knox, MPI director for market access, policy and trade.