Dairy isn’t the backbone of the economy; the environment is, says Fish & Game New Zealand (F&GNZ).
The rise in global dairy prices could be partially attributed to demand from China, says Westpac market strategist Imre Speizer.
Sitting Fonterra directors Donna Smit and Andy Macfarlane have been announced as two of the four independently assessed candidates for the 2019 Fonterra board elections.
Fertiliser co-op Ravensdown has three new directors — academic Dr Jacqueline Rowarth, farmer Nicola Hyslop and e-commerce leader David Biland.
Fonterra's woes are also worsening in Australia.
People don't appreciate how difficult it is to change farm systems quickly, says Pāmu chief executive Steven Carden.
Dairy has huge potential within the 16-country Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement, says Agriculture and Trade Minister Damien O’Connor.
New Zealand’s primary sector exports continue to surpass expectations with revenue reaching a record $46.4 billion, up 8.7% on the previous year.
Synlait suppliers received, on average, $6.58/kgMS for their milk last season.
Fonterra's Trading Among Farmers (TAF) was a flawed proposition from the outset, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.
Farmers must stay active and engaged with the submission process, says Federated Farmers environment and water spokesman Chris Allen.
Election candidates raised the temperature on freshwater issues at a packed public meeting in Christchurch.
Farming families and communities keen to do the right thing on water should not lose hope and confidence in the consultation process, says a Canterbury dairy farmer and industry leader.
Globalisation is the only way to feed 9.6 billion people by 2050 with a healthy diet on a healthy planet, says a global food expert.
A landmark report reveals that without crop protection products, New Zealand’s economy would lose $7.5 to $11.4 billion.
South Canterbury organic blackcurrant grower Tony Howey wants to topple blueberries from being publicly perceived as the ‘king of antioxidants’.
While conventional growers would aim for a yield of about 10t/ha, Tony Howey aims for about 5t/ha.
A major research initiative in horticulture is underway in Bay of Plenty with the formation of the PlantTech Research Institute at Tauranga.
Consumers’ demands are driving the way Ohakune commercial vegetable growers Bruce and Stephanie Rollinson produce and package their Brussel sprouts and parsnips.
Craigmore Sustainables will invest $38 million to convert 137ha of established dairy farm at Kerikeri into a kiwifruit orchard.
New Zealand and Australia have done “wonderful work” in their produce industries.
But after it leaves the farm or orchard it can get into the “messy middle”, says Gary Loh, a Singapore blockchain entrepreneur.
Federated Farmers president Katie Milne says the two-week extension for submitting on the freshwater discussion document is a start.
The Government has extended the deadline for submitting on its freshwater discussion document: farmers say the two-week extension isn’t enough.
A new study has found that barn dairy’s carbon footprint is bigger than pasture-based dairy’s.
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