Opening the gateway to new career and education opportunities in New Zealand’s booming apple and pear industry is underway with one of the first new Regional Career Coordinators based in Hawke’s Bay this week.
Heavy fog added to the atmosphere of the 64th National Ploughing Championships, held recently at Chertsey, near Rakaia, in Mid Canterbury.
Westgold Salted Butter, produced at Hokitika on the West Coast, is the best in the country.
Northland farmer Ken Hames has been elected to the Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) board.
Fonterra has announced an opening forecast milk price range of $6.25 to $7.25/kgMS for the new season.
Climate change may force the kiwifruit industry to look for new places to grow its vines – especially the green hayward variety.
New Zealand blackcurrants have been found by the University of Auckland to have high levels of a key nutrient that can support the brains of ageing humans.
An asparagus breeder sees scope for the industry making a “tremendous breakthrough” via the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Every time you wash synthetic clothes, micro fibres of plastic are washed into the waterways, says Devold Wool Direct general manager and member of the International Wool Textile Board, Craig Smith.
Newly crowned 2019 Share Farmers of the Year Colin and Isabella Beazley plan to use their win to enhance their dairying careers.
Horticultural produce company Seeka has indicated lower than expected kiwifruit volumes across Australia and New Zealand.
The deer sector has joined a growing chorus of farming groups – and others – describing the Government’s targets for methane reductions as unrealistic.
Selling the iconic ice cream business Tip Top won’t end Fonterra’s financial woes, says broker Grant Williamson, of Hamilton Hindin Greene.
36% of rural general practitioners intend to retire in the next one to five years, a new study shows.
After eleven consecutive rises, the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) price index dropped in the overnight auction.
National's climate change spokesman Todd Muller says the proposed target for methane reduction puts the New Zealand agricultural sector at “real risk”.
The honey market downturn has impacted the profitability of many beekeeping businesses, particularly those producing the non-manuka honeys, says Karin Kos, chief executive of Apiculture New Zealand.
South Canterbury rural consultant Sarah Barr says there is a huge degree of anxiety on the ground over the surge in the Mycoplasma bovis eradication effort.
European Union and New Zealand trade officials are still hopeful that agreement on a free trade agreement (FTA) will be reached by the end of the year.
Farmers affected by Mycoplasma bovis need help and support, but MPI treats them as guilty parties, claims Mid-Canterbury Federated Farmers dairy chair Chris Ford.
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Mark and Catriona White dreams were realised after they decided 12 years ago to grow organic kiwifruit.
New Zealand's horticultural sector must compete on quality, taste and branding because it will never compete globally on volume and price, says MyFarm national sales manager Grant Payton.
About 250 new employees have already bolstered the kiwifruit industry’s worker shortage.
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