James Kinsman, the winner of this year’s $2000 tertiary agricultural study scholarship awarded by the Mackenzie A&P Association.

James Kinsman (19) is the winner of the $2000 show scholarship in this year's Mackenzie A&P Highland Show.

Dr Lucy Burkitt.

The growing need for farmers to have farm environment plans has prompted Massey University to develop a new course to help train rural professionals to do these.

The Plant and Food team pictured with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at parliament last week after picking up their award. Photo Credit: The Royal Society Te Aparangi.

The leader of the team that cracked the kiwifruit’s PSA problem says a hunch on how to deal with the outbreak paid off. 

New Associate Minister of Agriculture Meka Whaitiri.

For New Zealand to have a competitive edge in world markets it must retain and promote its position as leader in animal welfare, says new Associate Minister of Agriculture, Meka Whaitiri

Fed Farmers president Katie Milne says farmer problems with NAIT have slowed the response to M. bovis.

Federated Farmers president Katie Milne says farmers’ problems in complying with NAIT (National Animal Identification and Tracing) have slowed the response to Mycoplasma bovis. 

Farmers picking up their M. bovis testing packs.

The number of dairy farms with confirmed infections of Mycoplasma bovis is creeping up as the national milk-sampling programme continues nationwide.

Beef and Lamb NZ’s Sam McIvor says the M.bovis outbreak has affirmed farmers support for stronger biosecurity protection for NZ.

The impact of the outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis is a wakeup call for everyone in the agriculture sector, says Beef + Lamb NZ’s chief executive Sam McIvor.

Fairlie farmer Nigel Bishell is using UHF RFID eartags on his flock and says it helps him achieve a big increase in lambing percentages. Supplied: ANZCO.

An expert in data management in the meat industry is calling for a fundamental change in the technology used in the NAIT (National Animal Identification and Tracing) system.

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) clearly hasn’t worked as it should have.

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has turned away two large cargo vessels infested with Brown Marmorated Stink Bug over the past few days.

Agriculture is the industry with the highest number of workplace fatalities – about 124 deaths since 2011, says WorkSafe chief executive Nicole Rosie.


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