Comprehensive twice-daily coverage of rural events and people, including farming, horticulture, forestry, aquaculture, trade, research and rural politics.
Daily at 6:25am and 12:35pm
Farming sectors are nervously eyeing Government plans, which could make them pay more to guard against bugs and diseases from abroad. Audio
News from the rural and farming sector. Audio
Moves to toughen laws around animal tracing, and deliver harsher penalties for non-compliance are now on the table. Audio
Fonterra says cost is not the main consideration in cutting reliance on fossil fuels ahead of schedule. The Canterbury Regional Council is investigating what has caused a decline in water quality at… Read more Audio
The Fonterra Shareholders Council says the 11 thousand farmers it represents will naturally have some apprehension about emissions pricing but are up for the challenge. Audio
The industry groups DairyNZ and Beef and Lamb say methane reduction targets planned by the Government must be modified. Audio
A study has found improving ewe survival rates could be the key to unlocking more value for sheep farmers. Audio
Comprehensive twice daily coverage of rural events and people, including farming, horticulture, forestry, aquaculture, trade, research and rural politics.
Rural news can be heard weekdays in Morning Report at 6:22 am, and Midday Report at 12:35 pm