PM Jacinda Ardern may have many talents, but an understanding of business is clearly not one of them.
Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer, has extensive economic and environmental benefits for farmers, especially New Zealand’s grains industry.
The ‘wild west’ of the primary sector is what the Minister of Agriculture Damien O'Connor calls the bee industry.
New Zealand's animal health industry is moving ahead quickly, but risks being left behind because it can’t embrace new scientific discoveries says Agcarm president Pauline Calvert.
Growing regulatory and political pressure for more sustainable agriculture in Europe is causing concern for local farmers.
The New Zealand diet is safe and contaminants are very low, with most naturally occurring, says Agcarm in a new report.
Over the next decade, the global middle class will grow from two billion to nearly five billion — an explosive rise considering the entire world population was only five billion in 1990.
Farmers and growers contribute to the quest of eradicating global hunger by providing nutritious food. Their approach to managing pests helps maximise production with finite resources.
Vaccination is the most effective way to protect against life-threatening diseases such as distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus and leptospirosis that affect New Zealand animals.
Like all agricultural innovations, crop protection products have evolved tremendously since their inception.