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The UMF Honey Association is frustrated that the Ministry for Primary Industries keeps delaying its scientific definition for mānuka honey.
Improvements to DNA sequencing technology will be able to help researchers solve genetic problems faster in animals, plants and other organisms, a Palmerston North scientist says.
After a slump following changes in the Chinese fashion industry, the outlook for New Zealand wool exports is more promising.
Rural insurance company FMG has lost $3.3 million this financial year, driven by Kaikōura earthquake claims.
Fewer farms sold in the July quarter compared to last year but median were higher, Real Estate Institute of New Zealand show.
A pine tree disease that can cause defoliation and slow growth is spreading from Taranaki, through Wairarapa and down to Wellington.
Milk on all farms in North Otago and South Canterbury will be tested for the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis, rather than testing milk tankers nationwide, the Ministry for Primary Industries says.
Native bee numbers tend to drop by about 90 percent when surrounded by high-intensity farming, a study shows.
Parents need to keep children away from sick calves, health authorities warn.
A new infant formula plant near Gore has five times as many farmers trying to sign up than it needs.
A group of growers is suing the Ministry for Primary Industries for negligence over the vine-killing disease's entry to the country in 2010.
Deer velvet prices dropped by up to 25 percent for the season just ended.
A new option is on the table for a water scheme in central Otago.
Farmers in a meeting about the cattle disease outbreak are pushing for answers from the government for what some say is a slow response to a serious disease.
Bulk milk tests will be done on tankers across the country to see if the cattle disease outbreak has spread any further than South Canterbury.
Farmers in South Canterbury are nervously awaiting test results after a cattle disease outbreak was detected last week.
Mycoplasma bovis is on many farmers' minds and has the potential to hit dairy and beef sectors in the pocket, but what actually is this disease?
MPI should immediately kill all the cows infected by a disease previously unseen in New Zealand, says a farmer from the district where the disease has put a farm in lockdown.
City doctors are being told they need to watch out for cases of the stock animal-related disease leptospirosis because it is becoming more common in urban areas.
Cases of the potentially deadly disease for the first six months of this year are triple those of last year, and may be linked to the flooding clean-up.
A new genetic centre in Waikato hopes to overcome what scientists say is a lack of research in quantitative genetics in New Zealand.
A week out from calving, Taieri Plain farmers are having to contend with floodwaters that are continuing to rise and likely to remain for at least that long, a farmer and city councillor says. Audio
A Bay of Plenty kiwifruit grower is angry at the industry and says not enough is being done to stop contractors capitalising on the shortage of workers.
New Zealand farmers could be under threat from a rise in plant-based products that mimic animal products such as burger patties, KPMG says.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is developing nearly 50 new animal welfare regulations this year.