There's something in the milk produced in and around South Waikato farms.
The Global Dairy Trade had its eighth consecutive fall last week putting more downward pressure on Fonterra’s $6.75/kgMS milk price forecast, says BNZ senior economist Doug Steel.
New Zealand strawberry growers say there is no evidence to suggest any connection to the food safety scare engulfing Australian growers.
Former Fonterra director Leonie Guiney is standing for the co-op’s director elections.
Overall the dairy industry is more professional and in a good space, but volatility will continue, says James Allen, retiring AgFirst chairman.
Corporate farmer Trevor Hamilton is full of praise for the incentive scheme Te Ara Miraka run by the Taupo dairy processor Miraka.
Synlait's final average total milk price for FY18 has been announced as $6.78/kgMS.
A leading corporate farmer is blaming Fonterra’s board for the co-op’s financial debacle, saying the directors run a system of “cloned governance”.
Federated Farmers Waikato president Andrew McGiven says it’s up to Fonterra’s leadership to reverse its awful financial result.
Federated Farmers vice president Andrew Hoggard says someone who has recently bought a farm and may be highly leveraged could be hit by the introduction of a capital gains tax pushing down land values.
Former Fonterra director Leonie Guiney says she expects the new leadership team to act on loss-making assets.
A small Marlborough based company has taken out a major innovation award in the US, for a design that provides winemakers with the chance to see what is happening in the tank.
Rabobank’s new horticulture and wine analyst believes there are a number of opportunities ahead for the New Zealand wine industry.
A potato virus has been found in Canterbury.
IrrigationNZ says that introducing a nationwide water tax is not workable.
Fonterra chairman John Monaghan says Fonterra is looking forward to working with the Coalition Government on the review of dairy industry regulations.
If farmers want to offset their emissions under the likely Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), then it is rational to plant forestry and get the carbon credits for that, says Farm Foresters Association president Neil Cullen.
37 farms have been confirmed as infected with Mycoplasma bovis by the Ministry for Primary Industries — eight in the North Island and 29 in the South.
New Zealand companies aren’t bold enough when taking innovation overseas, says Callaghan agritech innovation expert Nicky Molloy.
Southland beef farmer Ben Walling is suing Southern Centre Dairies owner, Alfons Zeestraten over the spread of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis.
Canterbury milk processor, Synlait made a net profit of $74.6 million last year.
The fall in dairy prices is showing no signs of easing.
Protecting New Zealand’s biosecurity status is paramount in the wrangle over imported American fruit stock, says Summerfruit NZ chair Tim Jones.
A new field trial in Wairarapa is using native plants to clean up farm runoff into Lake Wairarapa.
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