New Zealand strawberry growers say there is no evidence to suggest any connection to the food safety scare engulfing Australian growers.
A potato virus has been found in Canterbury.
IrrigationNZ says that introducing a nationwide water tax is not workable.
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.
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.
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.
Protecting New Zealand’s biosecurity status is paramount in the wrangle over imported American fruit stock, says Summerfruit NZ chair Tim Jones.
When Lincoln Agritech took on a Chinese student, Zheng (James) Wang, it didn’t foresee him becoming the company’s China business development manager.
A new field trial in Wairarapa is using native plants to clean up farm runoff into Lake Wairarapa.
Shane Jones’ one billion trees planting project is not ambitious enough, says the Productivity Commission.
To hit targets and ensure a flow of young talented people coming into agriculture requires connecting with everybody.
Retiring Fonterra director Nicola Shadbolt is happy with the calibre of director candidates endorsed by the co-op board.
Fewer tyre kickers than previously and people there to do real business was one of the observations made at Asia Fruit Logistica, says Horticulture NZ acting chief executive Richard Palmer.
Exciting new technology is now available to lure consumers to buy products, and a university high-tech researcher says New Zealand should take advantage of this.
Milk fat will earn dairy farmers more than protein in the 2018-19 season.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand says the Productivity Commission’s report on a low emission economy contains fundamental errors about the sheep and beef sector.
Fonterra chief executive Miles Hurrell says a clear plan is in place to lift the co-op’s performance.
Horticulture NZ is welcoming the Tasman District Council’s U-turn on the Waimea Community Dam project.
A billion-dollar drop in Fonterra’s fortunes leaves the co-op vulnerable to increasing competition, says Federated Farmers Dairy president Chris Lewis.
Ag Minister Damien O’Connor told the International Conference on Agricultural GHG Emissions and Food Security, held in Berlin last week, that NZ is spending large on R&D to identify options to reduce agricultural emissions.
Federated Farmers president Katie Milne is encouraging farmers to get involved in Fish & Game NZ because it has been saying a lot of “interesting things” about farming.
There's a chance that the lamb price could hit $9/kg next month.
Premium airline travellers departing India are now being served Pure South lamb from New Zealand.