Farmers spend many hours planning their lives around the farming year, but often health and safety is left out.
A Gore farm machinery company’s shoddy repairs to a tractor have landed it with a fine of $239,063 and reparations of $103,459 awarded to an injured farm worker.
Farmers must accept individual responsibility for the industry’s poor health and safety record, says an industry health and safety leader.
Following the rejection of a school for rural medicine, three universities have another proposal to attract and retain health professionals in rural areas.
The world's biggest producer of milk, India, has a problem: at least 68% of dairy products sold there don’t meet the food standards.
Rural life, and agriculture is driven by changing seasons that dictate on-farm tasks and operations and busy times can mean pressure on owners or employees.
An Environment Canterbury advisor who trained to be a Good Yarn facilitator is now better able to help a farmer who is stressed or mentally ill.