New Zealand’s primary industry export revenue is forecast to reach $43.8 billion for the year to June 2019, an increase of 2.5% from 2018.
NZ Young Farmers’ new chief executive will “couch surf” her way around the North Island next month.
Sheep milk company Spring Sheep Dairy is a finalist in four categories of the NZ International Business Awards.
New Zealand’s red meat exports reached $6.7 billion in 2017-18.
Vegetable prices fell 8.7% in September, with lettuce prices falling 45%.
Fertiliser co-op Ravensdown says it is working with the emergency services as a fire at its manufacturing facility in Hornby, Christchurch is brought under control.
A recent survey has found that 70% of rural New Zealanders have felt more stress over the last five years.
Workshops being held across the country are equipping farmers and rural professionals with the tools to recognise and support those who are struggling.
Following the conclusion of the Zero Carbon Bill consultation process, it has become clear that the local agriculture sector is likely to be included in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
Submissions made to the proposed Zero Carbon Bill support a path to a low emissions economy by 2050, says Climate Change Minister James Shaw.
Farm sales remain consistent, but are well below the levels seen in 2016, says the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ).
The Government is launching a programme to boost graduate vet numbers in the regions.
A love of working outdoors has led Dunedin-raised Annabel Bulk to a blossoming career in viticulture.
The Republic of Ireland’s first resident ambassador to New Zealand says many opportunities exist for collaboration by the two countries.
Publicity on a labour shortage in the kiwifruit industry last season had an interesting side effect: it attracted people to come and work in the industry, says New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers (NZKGI) chief executive Nikki Johnson.
Plans are underway for a standalone bachelor of horticultural science degree course at Massey University.
Affected growers claim that the release of 20,000 apple and 400 stonefruit plants from containment vindicates the position they have taken since the start of the issue.
With Pāmu (formerly Landcorp) now having branded products in the market it is very important from a providence perspective to be able trace everything back onto farm.
Farmers selling cattle have a duty to disclose if the animals have been under Mycoplasma bovis testing, says Dairy Holdings chief executive Colin Glass.
Grass grub and porina are causing $2.3 billion of damage to New Zealand pastures annually, according to an AgResearch study.
Alliance Group has warned that its annual result, due to be reported in November, will show a drop in profit.
Merino wool is “very much the talk of the town at the moment,” says PGG Wrightson South Island sales manager Dave Burridge.
A proposed irrigation scheme in South Canterbury has been dumped after losing Government and farmer support.
Fonterra chairman John Monaghan says farmers are backing a performance review of all co-op investments.