Colin and Isabella Beazley.

2019 Share Farmers of the Year Colin and Isabella Beazley, of Northland, say the benefits to their career and business from entering are worth the effort and time.

Robert Spurway.

At least 3.4 billion litres of water will be saved every year under new water targets Fonterra launched this month, the co-op says.

 
 
 
Tim Hunt.

With distrust growing in consumers, even for science, gaining their trust is now more valuable to win than ever.

Ian Proudfoot, global head of agribusiness, KPMG, speaks at the Silver Fern Farms 2019 farmer conference in Christchurch. Photo: Rural News Group.

Food and fibre is the most “activist disrupted” sector globally, second only to petroleum, says KPMG’s global head of agribusiness, Ian Proudfoot.

A 139% increase in Livestock Improvement Corporation’s profit to $22.2 million reflects a turnaround in performance and profitability, says chairman Murray King.

Holidays may be few and far between in the dairy industry, but Southland farmers David and Angela Spedding recently enjoyed a weekend away as winners of Ecolab’s inaugural ‘What a Relief’ programme.

Demand will rise for existing kiwifruit orchards as a result of Zespri granting its annual quota of new licences for the gold kiwifruit variety, claims a rural property salesman.

Like a small scale model of the challenges New Zealand agriculture faces being so far from its main markets, farmers on the Chatham Islands are far enough from the mainland to make shipping inputs in and livestock out a marginal exercise.

 

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