More than 8,000 farm businesses have signed up to the New Zealand Farm Assurance (NZFAP) programme, along with growing numbers of red meat and wool companies.
The Otago Regional Council’s (ORC) annual flyover programme to detect any waterway pollution kicks off this month as the Council reminds farmers to consider consent applications.
The country's environmental regulator agency has released the public feedback it has received on the glyphosate weed killer - commonly known as Roundup.
Former Agriculture Minister Nathan Guy will take over as the independent chair of Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ).
Health Minister Andrew Little is defending his party's decision not to give 'rural' special legal status in the new health reform bill - Pae Ora Healthy Futures.
While global demand and prices for red meat remain strong, supply chain disruptions and significant processing constraints in New Zealand are having an impact.
With the final He Waka Eke Noa (HWEN) proposal on farm emissions expected to be presented to the Government in early June, the farming sector is at a "critical crossroads".
Waikato Regional Council is reminding farmers to ensure machinery, vehicles and equipment are cleaned ahead of Moving Day.
DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle says reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions "is a tough nut to crack".
"An end to generations of thoughtful stewardship of the South Island's high country" is how the newly-enacted Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill has been labelled.
Celebrations will be held in London and Oamaru on 24 May to mark the 140th anniversary of the first shipment of frozen New Zealand lamb arriving in the UK in 1882.
ASB is rolling out more community bankers across New Zealand, providing targeted coaching and seminars to help customers with their personal finance needs.
For the first time since Covid-19 travel restrictions were implemented, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) says it will send a contingent of its leaders overseas.
The NZ Game Animal Council (GAC) welcomes the $30 million allocated in Budget 2022 to implement the New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy: Deer Management and Goat Control.
National Party leader Christopher Luxon says a fresh look is needed at the primary sector to ask what problems the country is trying to solve and what sort of regulation is needed to solve such problems.
Chris Lewis, a Feds national board member and spokesman on immigration and labour issues for the past two years, will leave at its annual meeting in Auckland early July.
Outgoing Federated Farmers leader Chris Lewis believes successive governments have failed to give farmers the chance to resolve key issues facing the agriculture sector.
Two veteran NZ ploughmen have won themselves a trip to the World Ploughing Championships which is being held in Ireland in September.
A new government-funded organisation, in partnership with industry, is to be set up in an attempt to fast track solutions that farmers can use to deal with climate change emissions.
The Government is investing in new integrated advisory services for farmers, foresters and growers in the latest budget released today.
Farmers are being warned that the proposed fair pay agreements (FPAs) could cause upheaval in the agriculture sector.
The reclusive Gloriavale Christian community stands to lose $9 million a year if Westland Milk suspends milk collection from its dairy farms.
A three-year-old Waikato Jersey is claiming to be New Zealand's highest priced dairy cow, toppling a record that stood for 50 years.
Covid restrictions in China are likely to slightly dampen milk powder imports into that country, according to Stefan Vogel, Rabobank research general manager for Australia and New Zealand.