Murray King says his NZ Order of Merit award was unexpected.

There's a real need for people to push for, and on behalf of, New Zealand agriculture, says a farming leader recognised in the recent King's Birthday Honours List.

Gains in powder prices last week were broadly in line with what futures markets had anticipated.

Dairy prices have risen for five consecutive Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auctions, which augurs well for this season’s milk price.

Pita Alexander.

The dairy industry is much improved compared with what it was 18 months ago, according to accountant Pita Alexander.

Accountant Pita Alexander.

A top farm accountant says in the present downturn, it's vital that farmers take heed of all the good advice on offer.

Synlait says it presents an excellent value proposition to farmers, with its best-in-class Lead with Pride programme.

A $130 million loan from its biggest shareholder won't be enough to stabilise the struggling milk processor Synlait, according to Forsyth Barr senior analyst equities, Matt Montgomerie.

Businesses will get the chance to show some new products or ideas, reinforce the message about existing offerings or systems and if the cheque book is open, close a few deals.

With the 56th running of the National Fieldays only a fortnight away, the Mystery Creek Event Centre is morphing into a large village, where more than a thousand exhibitors will set up shop from the 12th to 15th June.

Wairarapa Moana ki Pouakani chair Kingi Smiler.

Kingi Smiler, the chair of Wairarapa Moana ki Pouakani (WMI), said after winning the Ahuwhenua Trophy he was both elated and relieved and added it was a tough competition being up against Whakatohera Māori Board.

Wairarapa Moana ki Pouakani chair Kingi Smiler (right) receives the Ahuwhenua Trophy from Maori Development Minister Tama Potaka at the awards night. Photo Credit: Alphapix.nz

A dairy farm near the settlement of Mangakino has won the prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy for the top Māori dairy farm for 2024.

For too long the issue of land-use change has been relegated to the 'too-hard' basket and it's now time to confront some of the difficult questions regarding this.

The final Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction for the 2023-24 season augurs well the forecast milk price for the new season.

Fonterra farmers are keen to know what the co-operative's surprise divestment plan will deliver for them, says Co-operative Council chair John Stevenson.

Deeply cynical and completely illogical. That's how Kimberly Crewther, the executive director of DCANZ is describing the Canadian government's flagrant breach of international trade law in refusing to open its market to New Zealand dairy exports.

Rabobank says climate change creates both risks and opportunities for the bank and its clients and that the food and agriculture sector needs to recognise the potential for both.

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