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The season just ended was a record breaker for the avocado industry, with the value of sales lifting more than percent 40 on the year prior.
Sampling work in Foveaux Strait has not uncovered any further cases of the deadly oyster parasite, Bonamia ostreae.
Community meetings are being held in Southland this week as part of the biosecurity response to a deadly oyster parasite in Foveaux Strait.
It is hoped a multi-year study on a research farm near Masterton will give farmers a better understanding of the benefits and costs of shifting to a wool-less flock.
Farmers say they don't want to get ahead of themselves, despite Fonterra's record-high opening milk price forecast.
Talk of zero-tariff trade between the UK and Australia has sparked hope that a similar deal can be achieved for farmers here, but New Zealand's Trade Minister says there is still "work to do."
A recent survey of Hawke's Bay farmers shows most finding ways to manage the dry conditions gripping the region.
Scientists are testing thousands of oysters as part of the government's biosecurity response to a deadly oyster parasite found in Foveaux Strait.
New Zealand's alternative proteins sector has huge potential, but is fragmented and lacks clear leadership, according to a new report.
Strong export prices for logs are creating bottlenecks in the local supply chain.
Overall tractor sales were up more than 19 percent for the first quarter of this year, compared to the same three months in 2020, the Tractor and Machinery Association says.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is improving biosecurity systems at the border after a report highlighted shortcomings evidenced by Mycoplasma bovis, Psa and fruit fly.
KiwiRail says the death of about a dozen cattle which were hit by a train last night is a timely reminder for farmers to make sure stock are contained.
The Agriculture Minister has announced $900,000 of funding support for farmers grappling with extremely dry conditions.
New Zealand dairy farmers are being urged to make staff retention a priority, with the trans-Tasman bubble expected to make the labour market even more competitive.
Survey results from a third of the country's beekeepers showed the overall loss rate for winter 2020 was about 99,150 colonies.
Apiculture New Zealand has asked the Agriculture Minister to support a national discussion on Glyphosate use, saying international consumers are more concerned about chemical residues in food.
Every time heavy rains hits Uawa - Tolaga Bay, a sense of nervousness washes over the community that a fresh delivery of forestry slash could be brought down from the hillsides.
A Mid Canterbury sheep milking business is looking to establish itself as a major player in local industry with plans to take on more than 20 farmer suppliers over the next three years.
A group working to protect mānuka honey in the global marketplace is holding a series of hui with Māori around the country.
After a ban that spanned more than a year, Queensland melons are back on New Zealand's menu.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is going to take a fresh look at some farms formerly infected with the cattle disease Mycoplasma Bovis, to double check that all risk of infection has been found.
live exports are an important income stream for some dairy farmers and a ban would have a serious impact, a live export manager says.
A second wave of a serious pig disease in China is expected to slow the country's efforts to rebuild its national herd and help sustain demand for New Zealand red meat.
Nearly two years after a review into the export of livestock was launched, the government is close to making a decision on the future of the trade, the agriculture minister says.