Mark Ross.

Growing regulatory and political pressure for more sustainable agriculture in Europe is causing concern for local farmers. 

Canterbury farmers with milk testing kits at a recent meeting.

OPINION: The media spin on the distribution of M. bovis infected herds in New Zealand and the origins of these infections is misleading and could damage the beef industry, especially the seedstock industry.

Katie Milne with Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor at the Feds conference.

Federated Farmers president Katie Milne last month notched up one year in office. She told the recent Feds annual conference in Wellington about issues dominating her first 12 months in the role.

Milk confusion

North Carolina legislators have made it clear: “If a drink doesn’t come from an animal with hooves, you can’t call it milk”.

Aussies cry foul

Fonterra farmer suppliers in New Zealand are pretty happy with the $7/kgMS opening price for the new season.

Govern by decree

The most worrying aspect of the coalition Government’s torpedoing of the oil and gas industry is the disregard for process.

The blame game — Editorial

Much criticism has been voiced in recent weeks about the way the Government and Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) have handled the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak. 

Cecilia Malmstrom.

At last we hear the long-awaited news: the EU has agreed to negotiate a free trade agreement (FTA) with New Zealand.

Allergy beating

AgResearch scientists say they have discovered how to knock out a major milk allergen by editing a cow’s genome.

Dung, crash

Irish farmers are in a lather about a dairy farmer in County Limerick being fined $350 this month for the dung a judge ruled was left by his cows on a road, causing a motorcycle crash.

A North-Canterbury company lauded for its ethical and environmentally friendly dairying has gone into liquidation.

Not everyone's enthusing about a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union.

With Mycoplasma bovis confirmed as having arrived in Waikato’s dairy heartland, the time has come for the region’s farmers to look hard at how it might affect their businesses. 

Vegan oat milk is so popular in the US that coffee shops are running out of stock.

The Great British Beef Week, organised by UK Ladies in Beef, emphasises the nation’s locally produced food. Here are some meaty facts from the group:

The latest Environment Court decision that brutally cut Federated Farmers’ bid to stop regional councils banning GMOs hopefully puts an end to farmers getting their knickers in a twist about this issue. 


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