The apple and stonefruit growers involved in the judicial review of MPI destroying or containing 48,000 apple and stonefruit trees say there are significant questions over the basis of the MPI directive.
Rural services company PGG Wrightson (PGW) has announced an increase in earnings but a drop in net profit in the year to the end of June.
Dairy prices went down in the overnight Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction.
The Ministry for Primary Industries’ directive to contain or destroy tens of thousands of apple and stonefruit plants is ‘draconian’ and lacking common sense, say two US high-level industry players.
Horticulture NZ chief executive Mike Chapman says urbanisation poses an enormous threat to Pukekohe, an important commercial growing region.
Former Fonterra director Leonie Guiney says she is keeping her options open about contesting this year’s board elections.
Aucklanders face a $1.1 billion economic hit unless they curb their voracious appetite for building houses on top-quality, horticultural land.
Lamb prices are likely to flatten off a little, but stay pretty much towards current levels, says Beef+Lamb chief economist Andrew Burtt.
Fonterra’s interim chief executive Miles Hurrell says the co-op needs to be clear, upfront and honest with farmer shareholders.
Alternative proteins do not spell doom and gloom for the meat industry, says Lain Jager, chairman of the Government’s new Primary Sector Council.
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor told the NZ Institute of Primary Industry Management conference that more R&D spending is needed in the whole economy and that not all agricultural investment will be behind the farmgate.
Beef + Lamb NZ director Kirsten Bryant is concerned about the perception that hill country farmers aren’t doing well.
On the increasing costs of farming in New Zealand, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says “get used to it”.
Farmers are backing the amended National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) Act, passed under urgency this week by Parliament.
A mixed sheep and beef farm near Motueka has been confirmed as the first Mycoplasma bovis infected farm in the Tasman district.
ASB senior rural economist Nathan Penny is predicting another cut to the payout — this time the 2018-19 forecast payout.
Fonterra farmers are putting their co-op on notice over the decision to reduce milk price and not to pay any more dividend this year.
Agriculture minister Damien O’Connor says horticulture offers a pathway to a better future for thousands of Kiwis.
Māori are making a major move to horticulture as opposed to the more traditional sheep and beef sectors.
Rugby played a big role in New Zealand gaining a world-leading soil scientist, Professor Mike Hedley.
Kiwifruit industry leader Peter McBride has won horticulture’s premier award, the Bledisloe Cup, at this year’s Horticulture Conference.
Thousands of Kiwi drone and e-bike owners are being warned to check their insurance policies.
The Crown will appeal the High Court’s decision that the government was negligent in allowing kiwifruit vine-killing disease Psa into the country.
Dairy co-op Westland Milk must change in order to survive, says Christchurch investment advisor Grant Williamson.