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The new green gold?

The world avocado market is worth at least $9 billion globally and NZ Avocado is confident supply is increasing, but…

Drought research looks at impacts

A Northland Regional Council scientist and her manager are investigating the differences between – and local implications of – two…
 

World

US milk giant goes bung

America's biggest milk producer, Dean Foods, has filed for bankruptcy and is planning to sell assets.

 

No luck for Irish contractors

Ireland, often a source of skilled farm machinery operators for rural contractors in New Zealand, is facing even worse driver shortages than NZ.

Fines for farm invaders

Animal rights activists entering Queensland farms without permission now face being fined.

Opinion

New farm debt mediation law

Proactive and well-prepared farmers and lenders stand to gain from the introduction of the Farm Debt Mediation scheme, according to…
 

Food bowl or toilet bowl?

New Zealand shouldn't become a 'toilet bowl' of trees for other countries' carbon dioxide commitments, explains John Jackson.

Agribusiness

NZ needs a better story

New Zealand needs to do a better job of telling its story in India, said a speaker at a New…
 

Making it OK to ask for help

Meat processing company Alliance has started an employee support programme aimed at getting colleagues to look after each other and…

Like father, like son

Competing in the livestock contests at the New Zealand Agricultural Show is not for the faint-hearted.

Management

 

Lights, camera, action on sheep!

Remote sensing cameras and GPS are being used by Massey University researchers to see what, if any, damage sheep cause to waterways in the hill country.

Farm Health

Pig virus on the march

A new report warns that a virus decimating parts of the global pork industry could spread to more countries next…

Machinery & Products

 

Claas Xerion gets on track

Claas has introduced crawler tracks, Stage V engines and the next generation CEBIS operating system to its advanced technology Xerion…

Big wins for New Holland

New Holland Agriculture received two accolades at the recent Agritechnica 2019 agri show -- the world’s largest -- in Hanover,…

Motoring

New wagon a little different

Subaru's latest SUV offering fills a need for drivers looking for something smaller and a little more potent than your…

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Useless

The Hound notes that one of the country’s poorest financially performing state-owned enterprises – the Government farming entity Landcorp (or…

Rural revolt

Your old mate hears that the antics of the Government – especially the NZ First component – are fuelling motivation…

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Mechanisation new for the US

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