One of the (positive) side-effects of Covid-19 is the improved air and water quality.
Restrictions on marketing infant formula in Australia have been extended for another three years.
A survey of effluent management on the 124 dairy farms in the Tasman region has given thumb up to farmers and dairy companies.
What happens in the next six weeks will be critical for New Zealand to secure a free trade agreement (FTA) with the UK, according to the executive director of the Dairy Companies Association (DCANZ), Kimberly Crewther.
The a2 Milk Company (a2Mc) has been given the regulatory approval to buy 75% of Mataura Valley Milk, Southland.
When it comes to consistent performance, Fonterra's Edendale site in Southland is second to none.
An award-winning Southland contract milker who was stuck in India for five months is hopeful of being back on farm in time for calving next month.
It's out with Coon branded cheese and in with Cheer.
Northland sharemilkers Kate and Jeremy Mounter have built a resilient business through sheer hard work.
From sugar cane in Brazil to a sustainable, plant-based, plastic milk container now on sale in NZ supermarkets.
Applications for dairy farmers wishing to gain border class exceptions for migrant workers are now open, say DairyNZ.
West Coast dairy farmers are being urged to make sure they manage the winter carefully and have a Plan B ready in case things go wrong.
DairyNZ's head consulting officer for the South Island says they are generally encouraged by the reports about way that Southland farmers are dealing with winter grazing.
A recent surveillance flight over the Southland region has shown farmers in the region are well-prepared for the season, according to the local regional council.
Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor admits the Government "made mistakes" with its initial freshwater farm plans.
The New Zealand International Business Forum (NZBIF) has started the search for the next tranche of countries that we could negotiate a free trade agreement (FTA) with.
The dairy sector can no longer ignore the growing trend of compliance and regulations and must evolve to meet the challenges.
"Content without being confident" is how ASB rural general manager Ben Speedy described the mood among dairy farmers at this month's National Fieldays.
Sales figures for farm sales reveal an increasing confidence in the rural sector, says a spokesman for the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ).
Beef and Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) executive Lee-Ann Marsh has been appointed the new general manager of innovation funder AGMARDT.
Rabobank's latest rural confidence survey has revealed a 13% rise in farmer confidence despite concerns about government policy.
Fonterra says its milk collection for the season just ended almost hit 1,540 million kgMS, 1.5% ahead of the previous season.
Working in the agri-nutrient sector, Calvin Ball says he has seen a significant change in farmers' attitudes to health and safety in recent years.
The Government has announced it will commit $4 million into relief funding for flood-affected Canterbury farmers.