Taxpayers will fork out about half a million dollars a year to fund the new Primary Sector Council (PSC), the brainchild of Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.
Farmers hope next week’s wool summit in Wellington will bring much needed action for New Zealand’s wool industry.
Farmlands Cooperative has been named the New Zealand winner of KPMG’s prestigious Global Customer Experience Excellence (CEE) Award.
Farmers have just one week left to submit their opinions on the Zero Carbon Bill.
Matt Gomm has been named as the first ever Gisborne Young Fruit Grower of the Year.
Northland Regional Council (NRC) has inspected an illegal offal pit at a farm in Northland that is also the subject of a separate complaint about animal abuse.
South Otago sheep farmer Logan Wallace is the 50th FMG Young Farmer of the Year.
Blue Sky Meats’ annual report reveals a lift in business performance and better financial position, but the Southland meat processor says it won’t be resting on its laurels.
Dillon Peterson has been named Nelson Young Fruit Grower 2018.
Farmers say they are puzzled why Air New Zealand is promoting an overseas-produced plant protein burger but not the Kiwi company that supplies them with world-leading transportation fabrics.
A 50% increase in trade, higher wages for New Zealanders and cuts in tariffs to benefit our producers.
Global milk supply is stalling and that could mean more money in the pockets of New Zealand dairy farmers.
Federated Farmers has a new board member as a result of elections held during last week’s national conference in Wellington.
“I can absolutely see this going global,” says consultant executive chef Geoff Scott, of the deer milk now being pioneered in NZ.
If the world is ready for deer milk, New Zealand is ready to supply it.
Mike Petersen says the potential US-China trade war poses long term threats for NZ products.
National Party leader Simon Bridges says the biggest challenges farmers face are the environment and their right to farm.
A trade expert has backed up comments by agricultural trade envoy Mike Petersen, who says New Zealand is facing its most challenging time in trade in 30 years.
The shearing industry must move now to stave off the threat of farmers being unable to get their sheep shorn, says Mark Barrowcliffe, president of the NZ Shearing Contractors Association.
More progress is needed on reducing and redesigning the world’s farm subsidy policies, says a new report from the OECD.
New Zealand's organic exports are now worth $335 million – up 42% on three years ago.
Farmers more than any other New Zealanders will be negatively impacted by the effects of climate change, says Climate Change Minister James Shaw.
Beyond Massey University’s cheeseboard at Fieldays was the objective of promoting sheep milking.
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says a wide-ranging review of dairy industry legislation isn’t an attempt by the Government to force changes to Fonterra’s constitution.