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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.
Dairy prices have hit their highest level in 11 months in the global auction overnight.
Farmer confidence has risen to its highest level since late 2019, according to Rabobank's latest quarterly rural confidence survey.
The Ministry for Primary Industries says it's unlikely a plant pest recently detected in New Zealand will be able to be eradicated.
The proposed centre would be dedicated to breeding new kiwifruit cultivars, creating healthier, better tasting and more sustainability-focused varieties to fulfil growing demand, the company says.
Prices have risen in the global dairy auction overnight and are now roughly back to where they were prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.
It comes after concerns about how keeping shearers out could harm farmers' incomes and cause animal welfare issues for unshorn sheep wilting in the summer heat.
The final shipments of this season's New Zealand-grown kiwifruit have left the Port of Tauranga, bound for Asia.
Four years on from a massive earthquake which rocked North Canterbury, farmers are finding new ways to work. Video
South Canterbury and North Otago farmers are concerned they are on the precipice of a drought.
Supermarket shelves could soon run dry of watermelons with all import channels for the fruit currently closed due to biosecurity concerns.
Adults low in dietary vitamin C can improve their mood by eating two kiwifruit a day for two weeks, new research by Otago University has found.
More than 150 Southland farmers on tractors hve descended on Invercargill for a town and country hui.
A new tomato venture in Northland could go some way in easing the spike in tomato prices seen during the winter period.
Waning sentiment among sheep and beef farmers has pushed rural confidence deeper into negative territory in Rabobank's latest rural confidence survey.
The Real Estate Institute thinks the resilience primary industries have shown during the Covid-19 pandemic has helped boost confidence in the sector.
The Waikato A&P Show, due to get underway late next month, has been cancelled due to the uncertainty around Covid-19.
Demand for Merino wool has taken a hit, with fine wool prices at auction back by about 40 percent on this time last year.
Bulk milk testing for Mycoplasma bovis has this month picked up 28 dairy farms requiring further investigation.