The Government is investing in new integrated advisory services for farmers, foresters and growers in the latest budget released today.
Silver Fern Farms says it welcomes the release of the Emissions Reduction Plan and looks forward to working with the Government, industry and farmer suppliers to ensure New Zealand is the food producer of choice in a low carbon world.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) says it is pleased by the Government’s announcement yesterday that it would boost funding for research and development into greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation technologies.
Federated Farmers and DairyNZ say they are pleased the Government is investing in new technologies and tools that could solve the agricultural emissions issue.
The Government has announced its Emissions Reduction Plan which they say will put New Zealand on track to meet its first emissions budget.
The Government will commit $710 million over the next four years to accelerate efforts to lower agricultural emissions, expand the contribution of forestry to reduce carbon, and produce alternative ‘green’ fuels.
The winner of the 2022 Fonterra Responsible Dairying Award has been commended for its focus on adapting individual farm systems to the land, resources and staff.
A red wave swept through the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards last night.
Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) has launched an Agribusiness Sustainability Linked Loan (SLL) product available to all New Zealand farmers.
More than 3,000 Kiwis have signed a petition calling for imported pork to be required to meet the same animal welfare standards as New Zealand pork.
A welcome relief – that’s how the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is describing the decision to include veterinarians on the new Government Green List.
National's animal welfare spokesperson Nicola Grigg claims the Government completely ignored compelling evidence from cattle breeders, vets and export industry experts in its push to ban live animal shipments.
Labour's 'Rural' MPs have towed the party line and backed Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor's move to wind-up NZ's $280 million-a-year live export industry.
Securing a great employer is the key for young people entering the dairy industry.
Farmers are getting overwhelmed by all the new regulations and compliance requirements they are facing now and in the future.
Nominations have opened for the 2022 Significant Contribution to Food Safety Award.
Former Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has been announced as the new chair of Apiculture New Zealand.
New Zealand’s fledgling dairy goat industry is in turmoil.
The 2022 Ahuwhenua Trophy competition to find the top Māori sheep and beef farm is back on track, after having been posponed earlier in the year due to Covid-19.
Recently updated import protocols means that imports of cattle genetic material into NZ from other countries has effectively come to a standstill.
The proposed Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill has appalled those serving the health needs of rural New Zealand.
Dr Fiona Bolden says the rural health services are under huge pressure.
National's health spokesman Dr Shane Reti has joined in the chorus of criticism of Labour's health reforms and the fact that 'rural' is not seen as a priority.
"Completely and utterly outrageous."