Farmers on the lower east coast of the North Island have welcomed heavy rains, which have fallen in the last week.
For the country’s two largest milk processors, it’s business as usual: milk is coming in, being processed and products shipped to offshore markets without any major hitch.
Former Fonterra Shareholder Council chairman Duncan Coull has been elected as the new chair for Fertiliser co-operative Ballance Agri-Nutrients.
MPI boss Ray Smith has appealed to all those involved in food and beverage processing to be meticulous about hygiene.
Federated Farmers, MPI, FMG and DairyNZ are all busy this week trying to work out how best to manage Gypsy Day.
MPI’s new head of the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme has some good news for the fight against the disease.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ltd (B+LNZ) says it will now be holding its annual meeting online, via a livestream, after it was unable to hold it in person last week.
All three big telcos – Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees – are offering 24/7 unlimited data for urban broadband users in response to the COVID-19 lockdown forcing people to stay at home.
Primary food production is in business. But it’s not business as usual – as we used to know it.
On a fine March morning, Nick Mills walks down a row at Rippon, tasting grapes a safe distance from his team, armed with sanitiser and a walkie-talkie...
COVID-19 is negatively impacting New Zealand’s rural sector confidence.
NZ’s second-biggest dairy processing company says it is taking a pragmatic and cautious approach, as it deals with the impact of COVID-19.
Andrew MacPherson has been appointed as the new chairman of Farmax.
With the closure of saleyards under Alert 4, New Zealand’s virtual saleyard bidr says it will be an essential tool for the trading of livestock during lockdown.
ANZ is warning that New Zealand will be unable to avoid the fallout from the COVID-19 crisis.
Chinese consumers are increasingly positive about New Zealand-produced beef, lamb and mutton in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a social media analysis by Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
OPINION: It has been some weeks since we have had to face the ideological rhetoric, in any quantity, that has pervaded our lives for much of the last three years – and I haven’t missed it one bit!
Butchers can now process pork, but only for supply to supermarkets and other retailers.
Fonterra’s rural service subsidiary, Farm Source says farmer shareholders are adapting well to its new trading model under COVID-19 restrictions.
Questions are being raised about the level of medical care rural New Zealanders can access under COVID-19 alert level 4 restrictions.
The 2020 Hawkes Bay/Wairarapa Dairy Industry Awards Share Farmer of the Year winners Nick and Rose Bertram are no strangers to success.
The NZ College of Midwives is looking at how to get protective gear – such as masks and gloves out to rural midwives.
COVID-19 had little impact on NZ sheepmeat and beef exports in February, says the Meat Industry Association (MIA).
MPI director general Ray Smith has praised the country’s farming leaders for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.