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.
A new survey of the threats posed by alternative proteins to New Zealand’s red meat farmers also shows a wealth of opportunities, says Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ).
It's time to put some heart into the agricultural sector, says Maori leader and member of the NZ Business Hall of fame, Mavis Mullins.
The dairy industry is full of passionate people -- farmers who take ownership of their problems and want to be recognised for their good work, says Dairy Holdings chief executive Colin Glass.
The kiwifruit industry is progressive and developing rapidly, says Stu Hutchings, who takes over as chief executive of Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) in March.
A project to put fine-grained environmental mapping into the hands of farmers has been awarded one of the larger amounts in the latest round of Sustainable Farming Fund grants.
Exploring the uses, benefits and recent developments of fertiliser will be a key feature of the East Coast Farming Expo next April.