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Pitting potatoes against property - that's how the government's proposal to protect highly productive farm land from being subdivided or used for urban expansion has been described.
The Environment… Video, Audio
Professor Chris Lowry from Colorado University is part of a team of scientists who have uncovered a bacteria found in soil which can help combat anxiety and depression. Audio
Rapid advances in technology on farms are creating ethical dilemmas for farmers. Dr Nick Munn from Waikato University says there are big ethical implications in using hi-tech tools to help on a farm.
A North Otago farmer who lost her farm after having to deal with a mystery illness has had it confirmed her calves that year had Mycoplasma bovis. Video, Audio
The Minister of Agriculture and Biosecurity Damien O'Connor says it's necessary to cull the cattle to stop the possibility of the disease spreading from the infected-farms which are all connected to… Audio
Tourism, native planting, and bee keeping are all possibilities a community lead working group is waiting on government funding to explore. Video, Audio
Stress levels are high for Otago farmers with flood waters still yet to subside. RNZ reporter Tom Furley went to talk to some of them today. Audio
Many farmers' homes have been red-stickered after the Kaikoura earthquake, but they say they can't leave because their farms aren't just their homes, they're their livelihoods Video, Audio
A heritage organisation and Maori are warning a Taranaki farmer who is touting a property steeped in New Zealand history as a potential Palm Springs-style golf resort to tread carefully. Audio
Foreigners have been snapping up dairy farms in Canterbury, Otago and Southland, as debt-laden farmers cut their losses and leave.