US dairy farmers have a new threat to their business - heat waves.
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Following the rejection of a school for rural medicine, three universities have another proposal to attract and retain health professionals in rural areas.
The world's biggest producer of milk, India, has a problem: at least 68% of dairy products sold there don’t meet the food standards.
Rural life, and agriculture is driven by changing seasons that dictate on-farm tasks and operations and busy times can mean pressure on owners or employees.
An Environment Canterbury advisor who trained to be a Good Yarn facilitator is now better able to help a farmer who is stressed or mentally ill.
The great Roundup debacle keeps on with the pro and con lobbies arguing for or against continued use of the herbicide.
Surgery to fuse four discs in his lower back prompted beef farmer Ger Daly, in County Galway, Ireland, to think again about how to do heavy lifting on his farm.
Workshops being held across the country are equipping farmers and rural professionals with the tools to recognise and support those who are struggling.
Milking sheds have since April been more colourful, says GEA, with its FIL Active teat conditioner packaged in ‘vibrant pink’ drums.
Federated Farmers is extending its “deepest sympathy” to the family of a four-year-old boy found dead in a farm effluent pond near Harihari in south Westland.