New Zealand needs to take a multi-pronged approach to dealing with the perceived threat of plant-based food substitutes.
Genuine innovation in the agriculture sector tends to come out of smaller, not larger, companies, says the managing director of a New Zealand agri-technology company.
A Timaru wool-broker has been elected the youngest-ever president of the Canterbury A&P Association.
Despite high fat prices it is now more profitable for Fonterra to make whole milk powder than butter and skim milk powder, co-op chairman John Wilson says.
The EU has done a lot of pre-planning for the start of FTA negotiations, says the EU ambassador to NZ.
China's digital world is second to none, but Fonterra isn’t putting all its eggs in one basket in selling fresh and packaged food.
Fonterra shareholders could end up losing over $1 billion on the co-op’s controversial investment in Chinese infant formula company Beingmate, says business commentator Rod Oram.
Scientists say although the new rabbit calicivirus is working as expected, farmers are not seeing the knockdown they may have hoped for.
A farm near Christchurch has been fined $45,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for exploiting ‘volunteer’ workers, following a Labour Inspectorate investigation.
Westland Milk Products is promising better things for the 2018-19 season, while conceding that this season’s payout will be disappointing.
Eighty calves set out on their journey to the petfood factory as farmers and agri people met recently at Morrinsville to discuss Mycoplasma bovis.
The way New Zealand takes on challenges and opportunities will shape the future of our food, fibre and timber industries, said Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor at Fieldays last week.
Britain's top diplomat in New Zealand strongly supports an NZ/EU free trade agreement.
Britain is making gradual progress on its planned exit from the European Union, says the British High Commissioner to NZ, Laura Clarke.
Alliance Group has shipped its first big meat consignment in vacuum skin tray packaging to Hong Kong.
Farmers will not get stock moved if trucking companies do not get better freight rates, according to the Road Transport Forum (RTF).
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) is seeking farmers’ views on its plan to gather a higher levy.
Horticulture rumbles on and has huge potential due to massive investment in the industry, says MPI’s Situation and Outlook Report released at Fieldays.
This year promises to be among the best for agricultural exports: a predicted $42.6 billion – up 11.8% on last year.
Alliance Group should be “named and shamed” for its deliberately long delays in paying money due to truckers, says Road Transport Forum chief executive Ken Shirley.
Concerns about Mycoplasma bovis don’t appear to have hit farmers’ enthusiasm for Fieldays.
Fonterra farmers have reminded the outspoken Regional Development Minister Shane Jones that the co-op is not a state-owned enterprise.
Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones enjoyed a friendly chat with the Irish Ambassador Breandan O Caollai at Fieldays, the pair renewing their friendship made at this year’s Waitangi Day.
Farmers will likely pay a special levy for the M. bovis response, but separately from the increased levy now being proposed by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ).