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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.
The impact of Covid-19 on the restaurant trade is expected to see returns for deer farmers slump to a six-year low this spring.
Having only recently escaped drought, a mild winter on the Hauraki Plains is now creating a different challenge for farmers; grass staggers.
Pukekohe vegetable growers are warning Covid-19 checkpoints in their area could slow the flow of produce to supermarkets and other retailers.
Horticulture New Zealand is frustrated that independent greengrocers in the Auckland area are being forced to close under the level 3 lockdown.
The five-day courses run by Ag Drive near Cambridge are being supported by the Ministry of Social Development.
The Overseas Investment Office has told RNZ it is looking into allegations of animal abuse on a British goat farm - whose owner also has investments in New Zealand.
Farmers and environmentalists are divided over proposed changes to the laws governing the high country.
Fonterra no longer has to accept milk as a matter of course from anyone wanting to get into dairy farming.
The Immigration Minister has announced changes which he says will better support seasonal workers stranded in New Zealand due to Covid-19.
The government has launched a plan to boost primary sector export earnings by $44 billion over the next decade.
The IBDV-1 virus - found in New Zealand chickens last year - is contained, but not expected to be eradicated till June next year, an expert says.
Despite lingering Covid-19 worries, there's been a rebound in farmer confidence, according to Rabobank's latest quarterly rural confidence survey.
Crossbred wool prices have plummeted to new record low levels in the wake of Covid-19, with some farmers receiving less than a dollar a kilogram for their wool.
MPI said the mite got its name because it eats tomato plants, is red, and makes silk webbing to protect itself and its eggs, like some spiders do.
The government is to put an extra $3 million into a fund to help drought hit farmers and growers access professional advice.
A North Canterbury farming leader says drought in the region has significantly dented feed covers on many farms in the region.
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.