The first shipment of this season’s kiwifruit is on its way to Asia.
The organisers say this year’s South Island Agricultural Field Days (SIAFD) will be bigger and more diverse than ever.
Farm sales dropped slightly, according to data released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s chief executive Sam McIvor says the environment is at the heart of everything sheep and beef farmers do.
Farmers at Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s annual meeting in Timaru yesterday were treated to an exclusive look at its Taste Pure Nature country of origin brand, which is just about to begin its pilot rollout in California.
Controls on the movement of fruit and vegetables in the Auckland suburbs of Devonport and Ōtara have been lifted after no further fruit fly have been found there.
Kiwifruit orchards will be hives of activity over the next three months as the 2019 harvest gets underway.
An insect pest which since mid-2016 has forced a ban on growing peas in Wairarapa is on the verge of eradication.
An avocado investment underway in the Far North will have a better productivity curve than more southern North Island orchards.
Demand for high-end woollen flooring is in resurgence globally, says Cavalier chief executive Paul Alston.
The only dairy farmer forced off his farm by the massive Tasman fire has been able to continue milking despite earlier believing the farm would be too damaged.
Farmers are throwing their support behind tougher firearms legislation proposed by the Government.
Lincoln University and AgResearch will consider separate building options as an alternative to a much-anticipated joint facility building that never got beyond a fenced site.
Fonterra says there’s an urgent need to improve return on capital invested in the co-op by farmers and unit holders.
African swine fever’s huge impact on China’s pork production this year will be a huge opportunity for New Zealand’s meat industry.
The health of rural business people – including farmers, orchardists and health facilities — is being affected because they cannot get sufficient good staff and must work longer hours to compensate.
The kiwifruit variety SunGold is this season set to overtake the traditional green Haywards variety for the first time.
Anti-farming lobby Greenpeace has been ordered to take down billboards it had erected around the country accusing fertiliser companies Ballance and Ravensdown of polluting rivers.
Wait and see is the watchword on the possibility of a labour shortage in the kiwifruit harvest which began last week in Gisborne and western Bay of Plenty.
The drought formally declared in the northern regions of the South Island is now extended into Marlborough, Buller and Nelson.
Brexit is a messy situation and how it will end is not clear, says Rabobank’s global strategist for animal protein Justin Sherrard.
FMR Group has turned its attention to the orchard industry with its new O-Series.
Two more male Queensland fruit fly have been found in Northcote, bringing the total to six.
Financially-savvy students are applying for a raft of agri-food scholarships to help cut the cost of university study.