Cropping farmers go the polls in the next few weeks to determine the future of their levy-funded research organisation, Foundation for Arable Research.
Ten meat plants have begun a six-month trial of sending chilled beef and sheep meat to China, says Meat Industry Association chief executive Tim Ritchie.
Chinese dairy consumers are increasingly turning to higher value added or premium dairy products, says Sandy Chen, Rabobank’s senior dairy and beverages analyst for Asia.
With 62,000 New Zealanders living and working rurally, their communities are the backbone of the economy, but they are poorly supported healthwise.
Environment Canterbury's proposed Plan Change 5 is unworkable, says Federated Farmers Mid-Canterbury chairman, Michael Salvesen.
New Waikato Federated Farmers president Andrew McGiven is pushing for a united front to tackle water issues confronting the region.
Massey University's vice-chancellor Jan Thomas says she’s trying to induce a sense of innovation and entrepreneurship in the university’s graduates.
Massey University sheep milking expert Craig Prichard’s fun exhibit at Fieldays -- allowing site visitors to milk a sheep -- had seriously optimistic intent.
Greater sales volume is critical for Wools of NZ, says chair Mark Shadbolt.
Otago farmer Nigel Woodhead has won the FMG Young Farmer of the Year title after three days of intense competition in the national final.
Demand to get into the avocado industry is exceeding the supply of trees, says the chair of the Avocado Growers Association.
The wool industry might now be in a slightly better situation today had it voted for a levy in 2014, says Blenheim farmer Derrick Millton.
The days of high growth in New Zealand cow numbers are over, says LIC chief executive Wayne McNee.
Having 60% of the nation’s wool exports going to China and continuing to sell wool as a commodity has left us exposed, says Wools of NZ chairman Mark Shadbolt.
Tar and concrete could spell the end of New Zealand growing leafy green vegetables such as lettuce and spinach if house building persists on productive land near urban areas.
There is significant potential for New Zealand to export more fruit and vegetables, says a visiting US fruit and vegetable expert.
Meat processor Alliance is investing $3.4 million in new processing technology as part of a wider programme to improve health and safety.
Kiwifruit industry leader Peter Ombler has received horticulture’s premier award, the Bledisloe Cup.
All New Zealand farmers are taking part in the Agricultural Production Census run by Stats NZ this month.
New Zealand farmer confidence and spending intentions jumped to record levels in the second quarter of this year, buoyed by improved commodity prices.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is taking more time to review submissions to its consultation on the definition of Manuka honey.
Britain is probably New Zealand’s greatest supporter of it getting a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU).
One of the first projects approved under the Government’s Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) in 2000 targeted avocado orchard management.
If Labour were elected to govern it would appoint a chief agri-food advisor with status similar to that of the present chief science advisor to government, says the party’s spokesman on primary industries, Damien O’Connor.