Expertise from the dairy manufacturing industry could be adapted to develop a new plant-based protein industry in New Zealand, says Plant and Food Research.
Global businesses are looking to New Zealand for solutions to tough environmental challenges – especially agriculture, says Abbie Reynolds, executive director of the Sustainable Business Council.
A quality environmental plan will soon be a prerequisite to buying or selling a farm, says ANZ Bank’s head of commercial and agri.
The Ministry for Primary Industries and the New Zealand Government over time have done an excellent job of building the relationship with the Chinese Government in the infant formula space, says Infant Nutrition Council chief executive Jan Carey.
Australians’ outrage at scenes of dead and dying sheep on ships to the Middle East is forcing exporters to shape up.
Alliance Group recently hosted overseas chefs and writers in an effort to differentiate its products and position itself as a sophisticated “purveyor of premium fare.”
New Zealand agriculture may soon feel the waves from intensifying trade conflict between the US and China.
Guy Wrigley, Federated Farmers arable industry chairman, said the prospect of plant-based protein foods should not be cause for alarm.
A new survey of the threats posed by alternative proteins to New Zealand’s red meat farmers also shows a wealth of opportunities, says Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ).
It's time to put some heart into the agricultural sector, says Maori leader and member of the NZ Business Hall of fame, Mavis Mullins.
The dairy industry is full of passionate people -- farmers who take ownership of their problems and want to be recognised for their good work, says Dairy Holdings chief executive Colin Glass.
The kiwifruit industry is progressive and developing rapidly, says Stu Hutchings, who takes over as chief executive of Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) in March.
A project to put fine-grained environmental mapping into the hands of farmers has been awarded one of the larger amounts in the latest round of Sustainable Farming Fund grants.
Exploring the uses, benefits and recent developments of fertiliser will be a key feature of the East Coast Farming Expo next April.
Syndicate agricultural investor MyFarm is moving into apples, looking for $13 million from investors to set up Rockit apple orchards.
Ideas and products for farming innovation and excellence will return for a third season at the East Coast Farming Expo next April at Wairoa.
New Zealand has a new sheep breed, shown last week at the Canterbury A&P Show.
AgResearch says it is starting a big programme to prepare New Zealand for the new era of digital agriculture.
The disruptive forces facing New Zealand agriculture could mean a tough future for livestock farming, says the new president of the New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM).
Fonterra has been asking its staff how it could do things differently and how it could disrupt itself, says Mark Piper, the co-op’s director of group R&D.
Modelling done by the European Community shows that its agriculture would be little affected by a free trade agreement with New Zealand, says John Ballingall of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research.
Of the top five countries New Zealand trades with, it only has trade deals with two, an ExportNZ conference has heard.
Despite challenges from competing land use and a drop in the national deer herd, the industry is well positioned to fulfil New Zealand’s goal to provide high quality protein products to the world’s best-heeled consumers.
Lincoln University's transfer of its Telford agricultural training operation at Balclutha to Wairarapa-based Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre has been completed, on the payment of a token $1 for the campus and other assets.