Displaying items 1 - 25 of 194 in total
Farmers on the Hauraki Plains are banding together and holding socially-distanced shed meetings, as they fight the worst drought seen in the area in decades.
The Agriculture Minister has announced a new $500,000 fund to help farmers and growers prepare their businesses to recover from drought.
Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor has announced Moving Day will go ahead as planned for dairy farmers this year, but with strict controls to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Video
The pork industry is worried the closure of independent butchers during the Covid-19 lockdown will cause an animal welfare crisis for the sector.
New figures from the Real Estate Institute show dairy farm sales remain slow, with only one dairy farm changing hands in Canterbury in the last nine months.
This year's National Agricultral Fieldays has been postponed, due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The kiwifruit and apple industries are looking for New Zealanders to help fill labour shortages for this season's harvest, caused in part by the Covid-19 outbreak.
A new report has found New Zealand needs to speed up its response to growing consumer demand for alternative plant-based proteins.
MPI's latest outlook report forecasts is $1.3 billion lower than the previous and further downaward revisions are likely.
A new project aimed at boosting Taranaki's food and fibre industry has been launched today by Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is commissioning new research into the impacts of Mycoplasma bovis on cattle in New Zealand.
Moves by the government to support the crayfish sector in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak may not be enough to stop some businesses going under, an industry leader says.
Farmers who qualify for the fund will receive up to $3000 that will go towards business advice to help relieve financial pressure.
Extremely dry conditions across coastal Hurunui and southern Kaikōura are challenging farmers.
Meat processor Silver Fern Farms says trade disruptions in China, combined with dry conditions across New Zealand, have created a perfect storm for the sector.
The pea weevil has been declared eradicated four years after it was first discovered in the Wairarapa, in what is thought to be a world first. Audio
It's estimated hundreds of farms in Southland have been affected by recent flooding. It's expected to take months to recover and a food drive's being organised to help out.
Central Otago cherry growers' yields were about half the normal size this season due to poor weather conditions.
Federated Farmers is warning a ban on live exports would cut off an income stream to thousands of New Zealand farmers.
Figures released by MPI show since the first detection of Mycoplasma bovis 220 farms have been confirmed as having the disease. Of those infected properties, 118 are beef farms.
Researchers are working to fill the information gap for winegrowers hit by extreme weather events.
Minister of Agriculture Damien O'Connor says he's keeping a close eye on dry conditions around the country.
Biosecurity New Zealand has suspended fresh melon imports from Queensland after an unwanted fruit disease was detected at the border.
Rising commodity prices have helped drive a rebound in farmer confidence.
A severe hailstorm in spring hit stone fruit production in Hawke's Bay and fewer early apricots from the region are appearing in the supermarkets.