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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.
Researchers at the crown institute Scion think drones carrying advanced sensors could help in the fight against Myrtle rust.
It's hoped new research looking at the different grazing personalities of Hereford cows will help high country farmers better use their land.
Bay of Plenty locals who are reeling in the region's pesky catfish problem scooped the top gong at New Zealand's Biosecurity Awards.
An extension to the Brexit deadline is being welcomed by New Zealand lamb exporters, who had been worried about possible disruptions to Christmas trade.
The cattle disease, Mycoplasma bovis, has meant that lambs and goats have once again been the main attraction at some school calf club days this Spring.
The Ministry for Primary Industries believes its is possible to eradicate a chicken virus that was recently detected here.
Winegrowers in some regions are reporting a turbulent start to the new grape growing season, with frost-fighting efforts already well up on last year.
It is unfair to pin low farmer confidence on the government, Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor says.
A farming group is hosting barbecues in cities around the country to try to strengthen the relationship between rural and city people.