There could be another dairy health scare brewing in China and this one starts in our backyard.
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"We already have low-emission climate-friendly farming practices – it's called organic farming," says Marion Thomson, co-chair of Soil & Health.
The New Zealand wine industry aims to be "20% by 2020," meaning 20% of all vineyards will be converted to organic production within the next five years.
European Dairy co-op FrieslandCampina will from next month sell its fresh milk and buttermilk in ‘bio-based’ cartons.
Shortage of organic milk is hampering growth of the domestic organic sector, says Green Valley Dairy chief executive Corrie den Haring.
Fonterra has made a u-turn on its organic business, on the back of growing global demand, lifting its premium to certified organic dairy farmers by 45 cents to $1.50/kgMS.
With veraison just around the corner, all growers are concentrating on ensuring their fruit ripens to its full potential and is disease free.
DISILLUSIONED FARMERS are looking for an internationally acceptable national organic standard due to a rise in international rules incompatible with the New Zealand farming system.
INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER demand for organic food is continuing to grow, says organic certifier Biogro.
Eighteen months after announcing plans to radically scale back organic milk contracts, Federated Farmers is cautiously optimistic about Fonterra's announcement it is renewing supply contracts for organic dairy farmers in the lower and central North Island.
WHILE NOT classing his farm as organic, Andrew Fraser believes what you put into the soil is what makes the grass grow. He has always used reverted phosphate products and for seven years has added humates to his fertiliser and feed.