The Government has allocated “an extraordinarily small sum” to strengthen Biosecurity, National’s spokesperson for Agriculture Nathan Guy says.
Work will start immediately to improve New Zealand’s animal tracing system, says Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor.
Independently-owned Rural News Group says its newspapers will continue to serve the primary sector.
Controversial farm management tool Overseer is getting $5 million state funding for an upgrade.
To keep waterways clean, deer farmers are fencing their deer out of streams.
Taranaki farmer Roger Pearce is confident he’s hit a good formula allowing him to make a successful living in the eastern Taranaki hillcountry without bringing nature’s wrath on himself
New Zealand horticulture had another record breaking year in 2017; exports reaching $5.12 billion, up $14 million from the year before.
The large number of farms affected by Mycoplasma bovis has prompted the Ministry for Primary Industries to issue a warning to dairy farmers, and in particular sharemilkers planning to move stock on Gypsy Day – June 1.
Whole milk powder (WMP) price rose slightly in the overnight Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction.
Most migrant applicants for a special South Island Contribution Work Visa are in farming, as shown by figures from Immigration NZ.
Organics Aotearoa (OANZ) chairman Doug Voss is urging members to support a proposal for a national organic standard.
An all-day hui, to discuss the priorities of the country’s animal welfare groups, has been called for next month by the Associate Minister of Agriculture the Meka Whaitiri.
Cattle disease, Mycoplasma bovis has spread to the Waikato region.
New Zealand Winegrowers’ marketing team have launched a number of new initiatives to help promote the story of New Zealand wine.
Kiwifruit is in a “perfect storm” this year with a larger harvest and fewer backpacker and international student seasonal workers, says New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc (NZKGI) chief executive Nikki Johnson.
Environment minister David Parker says he strongly favours enforcing nitrogen leaching limits in some catchments.
A mere 2% of New Zealanders see biosecurity as relevant to them, says the head of the new biosecurity unit in the Ministry of Primary Industries.
Politicians are rubbishing reports that the dairy industry will need to reduce cow numbers to improve fresh water quality.
Given the worldwide public focus on sustainability, now is the time for New Zealand’s primary industries to dialogue about the issue in a non-offensive way.
Branding created by the NZ meat industry and Beef + Lamb NZ will be available for use on products marketed by NZ companies in the NZ Farm Assurance Programme or that have their own ISO-approved standard.
Imposing changes on farming without considering wider issues such as economic and community impacts could cause unforeseen problems out ahead, says Robyn Dynes, science impact leader, AgResearch.
There is no good reason why New Zealand should not get a free trade agreement with the European Union (EU), says Trade Minister David Parker.
Farming has turned a corner on water quality but must accept limits on how it operates, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.
Farmers and farm staff are overworked and some are facing chronic exhaustion.
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