An agri-leadership course held recently had secondary students ‘buzzing’ about career opportunities in agriculture — even though many already came from farms.
A slice of New Zealand’s agricultural history is for sale in the form of AgResearch’s Winchmore Research Station, northwest of Ashburton.
Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies have the potential to help our primary industries capture high-value niches, according to a new report.
Rural confidence has fallen for the third consecutive quarter.
The latest in rural communications will again be high on the agenda at the East Coast Farming Expo.
The extra and hidden costs of bringing in feed can often mean increased milk production, but not increased operating profit.
In a little under four months, the East Coast Farming Expo will return for a fourth year of innovation, interaction and excellence.
China remains the key to where the global marketplace is heading in dairy prices, says Westpac economist Anne Boniface.
Growing confidence in the kiwifruit sector is providing new opportunities for pastoral farmers.
Prospects for the velvet market during the 2018-19 season are expected to be reasonably stable, says Deer Industry NZ (DINZ).
A new 12ha cherry orchard now being set up by Cromwell’s 45 South is a vote of confidence in the future of Central Otago’s cherry industry.
Moves by an Australian supermarket chain to introduce a milk levy to help drought-stricken farmers has backfired.
Australian farmers are throwing their support behind a proposed agricultural visa, which the Government could soon introduce to ease the worker shortage on farms.
Hybrid or electric vehicle (EV) makers had better mind their backs: the hydrogen fuel cell could still be in contention.
Waimate contractor – and rich-lister – Gary Rooney will back a South Canterbury irrigation scheme that was left gasping by changes in Government policy.
Turning farmers into consumers is the objective of McDonald’s New Zealand farmer tours.
Expertise from the dairy manufacturing industry could be adapted to develop a new plant-based protein industry in New Zealand, says Plant and Food Research.
Global businesses are looking to New Zealand for solutions to tough environmental challenges – especially agriculture, says Abbie Reynolds, executive director of the Sustainable Business Council.
A quality environmental plan will soon be a prerequisite to buying or selling a farm, says ANZ Bank’s head of commercial and agri.
The Ministry for Primary Industries and the New Zealand Government over time have done an excellent job of building the relationship with the Chinese Government in the infant formula space, says Infant Nutrition Council chief executive Jan Carey.
Australians’ outrage at scenes of dead and dying sheep on ships to the Middle East is forcing exporters to shape up.
Alliance Group recently hosted overseas chefs and writers in an effort to differentiate its products and position itself as a sophisticated “purveyor of premium fare.”
New Zealand agriculture may soon feel the waves from intensifying trade conflict between the US and China.
Guy Wrigley, Federated Farmers arable industry chairman, said the prospect of plant-based protein foods should not be cause for alarm.