Sales of tractors and farm machinery hit a new record in 2018 and there are no signs of a slow down.
Australia has launched its Australian Lamb summer campaign and the target is New Zealand.
Farmers are well-placed to survive any potential financial uncertainty from major setbacks such as global warming, a new Lincoln University research has found.
Many farmers in the lower North Island and Taranaki are a bit embarrassed by the oversupply of feed they have on their farms.
A report due to be officially released in a few weeks from MPI’s Mycoplasma bovis technical advisory group (TAG) is expected to confirm the TAG’s optimism that the disease can be eradicated.
No surprise really: that’s the reaction of NZ’s agricultural trade envoy Mike Petersen to the rejection last week by the British Parliament of Theresa May’s Brexit proposal.
A big reduction in European stocks of skim milk powder (SMP) was behind its whopping 10.3% rise in price at last week’s auction, economists concur.
A farmgate milk price at the upper end of Fonterra’s forecast is now on the cards.
The gap is closing between 2019 season and 2018 season prices, says ASB senior rural economist Nathan Penny.
A major campaign is in its final stages to gain support for a commodity levy for the bee industry.
Horticulture presents a major opportunity for this country, says Barry O’Neil, new chairman of Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ).
Sheep and cow numbers fell but beef cattle numbers rose last year.
NZ Kiwifruit Growers (NZKGI) is creating a new role of labour coordinator as it envisages another seasonal labour shortage this year.
A permanent solution to the harvest labour shortage problem is needed for the apple industry, claims a sector spokesman.
Dairy prices are continuing their good run in 2019.
Rural insurer FMG has lifted the lid on its claims for quad crashes.
Environment Canterbury says the Nutrient Management and Waitaki Plan Change, Plan Change 5 to the Land & Water Regional Plan, will take effect on February 1.
An announcement of increased rural broadband and mobile coverage has been welcomed by the sector organisations, but they say more is needed.
Innovative new products using wool and hemp fibre will be developed under a new partnership between NZ Yarn and Hemp NZ.
Industry input is welcome as the government reviews the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) system this year.
The executive director of the Dairy Companies Association of NZ (DCANZ), Kimberly Crewther, will fly to Europe in the next few days.
The public are a lot more aware and educated about water and the environment, according to IrrigationNZ’s newly appointed chief executive Elizabeth Soal.
Farmers are supporting a bill from National’s Nathan Guy to introduce harsher penalties and offences for those who deliberately contaminate food.
The problems at Taratahi were laid open, prior to its interim liquidation in December, in August last year.
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