If elected next term, Labour says it will require resource consent for any conversion of highly productive farmland into forestry.
Farming groups have described the newly passed emissions trading reform legislation as a ‘slap in the face’ that will not reduce the country’s carbon emissions.
More uncertainty and challenges are the theme of MPI’s latest publication on the outlook for the primary sector.
The latest NAIT data shows farmers are increasing their engagement with the system and becoming more compliant.
On what should have been the second and third days of the cancelled National Fieldays, a group of Morrinsville businesses used June 11-12 to launch and run their own event.
DairyNZ says it is still working through the details of the Government’s Essential Freshwater package announced late last month.
The Taranaki Regional Council is welcoming the Government’s revised stance on freshwater regulation.
After 13 years of use, a New Zealand corporate farmer has a lot of praise for Overseer.
The Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction overnight delivered its third consecutive positive result.
Complying with new and stricter environmental requirements is for farmers a major challenge worldwide.
The recent rain in Hawke's Bay has provided some breathing space for those dealing with the drought, but the real test has still to come during the winter and early spring.
Kiwi farmers are turning to Jersey beef as a profitable sideline, according to Jersey Advantage.
The Government is investing a further $37.5 million into water security for Northland.
Zespri returned almost $2 billion to New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry in the 2019/20 financial year.
340 people are now employed working for nature as part of the Government’s COVID-19 recovery plan.
While it may sound like a cliché to say that Ireland and New Zealand both punch above their weights, it’s clear from the figures that it’s true.
Get prepared for a ‘Now Normal’ future, says Ian Proudfoot – Global Head of Agribusiness for KPMG – discussing the likely effects of COVID-19 in the months to come.
The iconic Canterbury A&P Show – known as the New Zealand Agricultural Show – will not go ahead this year.
While the deer industry faces several challenges in the short term, there will be a strong rebound in New Zealand venison sales once global demand recovers.
Brian Easton says his new book could not ignore farming’s contribution to the history of NZ.
Farmers affected by the drought and COVID-19 can take some heart from the latest forecast for sheep and beef exports for the 2019/20 season.
People should be able to eat red meat and not feel guilty about it, according to Beef+Lamb NZ chief executive Sam McIvor.
Hawke's Bay vet Richard Hilson says the effects of the lockdown with COVID-19 tended to isolate farmers more than people might have imagined.
Who is National’s new agriculture spokesman, David Bennett?