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
The Livestock Improvement Corporation's is paying farmers over $2 million over semen quality issues.
Sally Murphy has the rural news. Read more Audio
News from the rural farming sector. Read more Audio
Vegetables New Zealand is optimistic the new government has food security front of mind and will back the expansion of vegetable growing areas in New Zealand.
Susan Murray has the rural news. Read more Audio
Access roads have been washed out, there are massive slips on some back country, and fences have been destroyed again - after over 225 millimetres of rain fell in Tai Rāwhiti over the weekend.
Susan… Read more Audio
After weeks of waiting - the primary sector finally knows who it will be working with for the next three years.
Todd McClay who has been National's agriculture spokesperson since March will take on… Read more Audio
Data from Te Whatu Ora shows since medicinal cannabis was legalised in 2020, prescriptions have grown from about a 1,000 a month to over 8,000 a month.
Zespri has released a record forecast. Prices paid to growers for the upcoming season are forecast to be really strong thanks to better fruit quality and descent demand from international markets.
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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