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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.
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.