We must stop thinking about agriculture in the traditional sense, says Massey University vice-chancellor Jan Thomas.
Some staff have criticised new Massey University vice-chancellor Jan Thomas's restructuring.
James Kinsman (19) is the winner of the $2000 show scholarship in this year's Mackenzie A&P Highland Show.
Stresses on rural people may have increased due to the cumulative effect of various pressures over the last few years in farming.
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 leader of the team that cracked the kiwifruit’s PSA problem says a hunch on how to deal with the outbreak paid off.
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
Federated Farmers president Katie Milne says farmers’ problems in complying with NAIT (National Animal Identification and Tracing) have slowed the response to Mycoplasma bovis.
Falling milk production due to weather constraints has forced Fonterra to reduce sales volumes across its entire product range.
The number of dairy farms with confirmed infections of Mycoplasma bovis is creeping up as the national milk-sampling programme continues nationwide.
The government is being accused of going cap-in-hand to the primary sector seeking cash to help eradicate Mycoplasma bovis.
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.
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.
Fonterra chairman John Wilson claims the co-op’s overall strategy in China is “working very well”.
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) clearly hasn’t worked as it should have.
Workforce shortages in the rural health sector – now and into the future –are “quite scary”, says Rural Health Alliance (RHAANZ) chief executive Michelle Thompson.
The Labour Inspectorate is calling for dairy farmers to use best practice when employing in 2018.
The Plant & Food Research team that took on Psa-V disease and won have received a prize worth $500,000.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has turned away two large cargo vessels infested with Brown Marmorated Stink Bug over the past few days.
Labour’s first 100 days in government has failed famers, says National’s Primary Industries spokesperson Nathan Guy.
A buoyant local economy should help make this year’s Southern Field Days a big success, says event chairman Logan Evans.
Dairy farmers buoyed by higher forecast milk payout are spending more on artificial breeding, says LIC.
It was “incredibly confronting” for Taupo farmers to be told in about 2000 that their farms were polluting the lake and they would probably have to go, says Mike Barton, of Glen Emmreth Farm at Lake Taupo.
Agriculture is the industry with the highest number of workplace fatalities – about 124 deaths since 2011, says WorkSafe chief executive Nicole Rosie.