Record temperatures bring challenges

With New Zealand experiencing record-breaking heatwaves this summer, AgResearch scientists say farmed animals can be susceptible and the pressure is on farmers to manage it.

 
Farming at your fingertips

A new online resource is available for sheep and beef farmers to help them increase on-farm profitability and productivity.

 
 
Drought threatens food supply- HortNZ

Water is vital for plants and trees to grow and New Zealand needs to better mitigate droughts that threaten our domestic supply of fresh fruit and vegetables, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says.

ANZCO changes hands

ANZCO FOODS is to become 100% owned by its long-time Japanese major shareholder Itoham Foods.

Taratahi set for growth

Agricultural training provider Taratahi says its efforts to attract new students have paid off with solid enrolments for 2018.

Stewart to head FAR

The Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) has appointed Dr Alison Stewart as its new chief executive.

Twenty-seven seconds isn’t a very long time. You can’t make a barista coffee in that time. Or cook a piece of toast. Yet every 27 seconds, someone, somewhere in the world is sold or trafficked into slavery.

When New Zealand Winegrowers Inc. closes its doors for the Christmas break, the organisation will also be saying goodbye to an employee who has been there for 37 years.

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says he would like to seem more emphasis on sustainable growth of the value -- rather than volume – of New Zealand exports.

 

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