The biggest New Zealand Winegrower event of the year has wrapped up.
A survey conducted by Federated Farmers and DairyNZ reveals that New Zealand dairy farmers have spent over $1Billion on environment in the past five years.
The environment is a big area where sheep and beef farmers need a lot more support, says Beef + Lamb NZ chairman James Parsons.
Diary farmers in the Waipa River catchment are being offered free consultancy to develop environmental plans as part of a project to improve the health of the Waikato River.
This year it is Wellington's turn to host New Zealand Farm Environment Trust's annual Sustainability Showcase.
New Zealand should start looking at creating specific food products which meet the special and unique needs of the elderly, the young and those of specific religious faiths.
With the Waikato and Waipa rivers catchments due to face new targets and limits for water quality, farmers are being encouraged to be proactive over environment-related changes to their operations.
An "unworkable and economically” damaging recent Environment Court decision will not be challenged by Horticulture New Zealand because of the cost and time involved.
Australian beef farmers have markedly reduced their greenhouse gas emissions and water use in the last 30 years, according to a new study.
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