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Nominations open for DairyNZ Board

Opportunities for passionate, future-focused farmers to apply their governance experience are available at DairyNZ, with the Board of Directors nominations…

National

Draft emissions plan a mixed bag

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) says documents released as part of the Government’s second emissions reduction plan consultation contain…

Feral cattle wreak havoc

According to John Roche, MPI, the saviour for Chatham Island farmers this season has been the weather.

World

Benefits of EU trade deal

The European Union Ambassador says the new free trade agreement (FTA) between the bloc and New Zealand will bring significant benefits to both parties.

World food prices dip - FAO

In December, world food prices dipped for a ninth consecutive month, according to recent data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Trans-Tasman ag ministers zoom in on biosecurity

When New Zealand’s Agriculture, Biosecurity and Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor met with his new Australian counterpart yesterday, the subject of biosecurity was top of their agenda.

Opinion

Editorial: Glyphosate here to stay

OPINION: Growers and orchardists will be breathing easy following last week’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) ruling that there are no…

Agribusiness

Students sharpen agribusiness acumen

Massey University and Masterton-based farm finance platform Farm Focus are running a pilot programme where second-year students complete a series…

Management

Unlocking pasture from above

New Zealand farmers can already subscribe to satellite-based services assessing their pasture levels; now scientists hope they can take satellite imaging to the next step and unlock information about its nutritional value.

Plan to keep fall armyworm away

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is investing in the development of an integrated pest management approach to safeguard New Zealand’s maize and sweetcorn industries against fall armyworm.

Another solar farm on the cards

Solar generation company, Lodestone Energy is partnering with Haldon Station, located in the heart of the Mackenzie District, to build and operate a 220 MW utility-scale solar farm.

Farm Health

'Let's not chase rainbows'

Farmers with experience and breeding knowledge are deeply concerned about the pressure to breed for low methane sheep traits and…

Machinery & Products

More efficient jumbo wagons

In a move that will be welcomed by many, Austrian manufacturer Pottinger appears to be following a trend of bringing…

Fieldays' top young innovator

Growing up on a South Waikato sheep and beef farm, Penny Ranger has firsthand experience on the day-to-day challenges.

Claas completes 500,000th machine

Claas is celebrating half a million combine harvesters built since 1936, marking the occasion by building anniversary machines from the…

Motoring

RAM hits 20K!

In a market dominated by utes, Ram Trucks Australia has just put the finishing touches on its 20,000th right-hand drive…

Safari on a Trek to NZ

Exclusive to the New Zealand market and available in limited supply, the Suzuki Jimny Safari adds to an already versatile…

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The Hound

Objection!

OPINION: In 2021 a group of prominent academics got ’cancelled’ for daring to oppose changes to the school curriculum that…

Under pressure

OPINION: On top of the rural banking inquiry, several as-yet-unnamed banks are facing a complaint to the Financial Markets Authority…

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