Farm salaries hold firm

Dry stock farmers' salaries have seen strong growth in the last year, according to Federated Farmers and Rabobank's 2015-16 employee…


New Shareholders councillor

Wellsford farmer Greg McCracken was the successful candidate in the Fonterra Shareholders' Council by-election in Southern Northland.


Farmers march on London

At least 2000 farmers marched in London last month to pressure the Government to do more to address Britain's agricultural crisis.

UK farmers fear leaving EU

Leaving the European Union would put the UK's access to vital farm subsidies and free market trade at risk, prominent British farm leaders are warning.



Ag twits

Rural News' irreverent and hypothetical look at what's happening in the farming world.




Farm Health

Learn to trust your dog

My first few heading dogs were medium eyed and firm; they didn't creep and crawl, preferring to get on with…

Machinery & Products

Krone passing the baton on

Recently visiting New Zealand was Krone general manager of sales and marketing Willhelm Voss, who was passing the baton, after…



Still turning many heads

The saying goes “the only good thing to come out of Birmingham (UK) is the M6 motorway”, but just a…

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The Hound

Hooray for ‘Hen’ry

A mate of the Hound reckons those who think dairy is tough going these days should spare a thought for…

Dopey move

Your canine crusader suggests it's no wonder Labour's primary industries spokesman Damien O'Connor is now looking a little lost in…


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Local market remains firm

New Zealand Wool Services International chief executive John Dawson reports this week's auctions held in both centres saw slightly different…

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Ozone in the vineyard

The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn…

Drones versus birds

Drones may soon be joining the armoury of weapons used to scare birds away from ripening grapes  after a trial…