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Farmers remain nervous about the cattle disease, mycoplasma bovis, despite the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) being cautiously optimistic that it was under control.
A Waikato farmer is pushing for the government to provide better mental health support for the rural sector.
A disease that can kill cattle is worse this year than others, a Northland farmer says.
A Bay of Plenty farmer says this has been the toughest year of farming in his 35 years on the land.
About 20 percent of farmers are not up to scratch with new health and safety regulations, WorkSafe says.
The number of deaths and serious injuries in the farming sector have dropped this year.
The Hawkes Bay apple industry is negotiating with Napier's port over two proposed levies the sector says could cost it millions of dollars.
A surge of overseas interest in New Zealand thoroughbreds is boosting the fortunes of provincial towns associated with the industry.
Nelson Marlborough Health is investigating two cases of salmonella gastroenteritis among farm workers in the Murchison area.
Artificial intelligence for testing wine grape quality is predicted to boost the industry's profits and cut back on manual labour.
Rapid change in the food sector could mean eight out of the top 10 global food companies out of business in the next decade, a researcher says.
Scientists are investigating the potential for a new commercial crop of a "super" hybrid blueberry with the colourful flesh of bilberries.
Farmer confidence fell in the past three months on the back of election uncertainty and a slight shift in sheep and beef markets.
Some farmers are "genuinely worried" about the uncertain outcome of the election and are keeping their wallets in their pockets, Federated Farmers says.
DairyNZ only focuses on environmentally damaging grass-fed dairy systems, a farmer says, but the industry organisation has backed its science on the issue.
The Coal Action Network is appalled that a brand new dairy factory near Gore will be powered by coal burners, despite the region developing cleaner options.
A new study has found that mānuka and kānuka plants reduce nitrate leaching into waterways.
Farm sales for the three months to August are down 20 percent compared to the same period last year.
Many political parties are using farmers as an easy target for emotive policies that appeal to urban people, a South Canterbury farmer says.
A Waiau Trust in Southland is 20 years into its work with farmers to create and protect wetlands and waterways.
A Dunedin forensics company is expanding into the Australian market due to high demand for food traceability.
The Ministry for Primary Industries has killed 10 calves on a North Canterbury farm infected with the mycoplasma bovis disease.
A global shortage of vanilla has sent prices sky high, and the cost of vanilla is now more than double previous record prices.
There is a good chance dairy price forecasts could reach $7kg of milk solids before Christmas, ASB says.
Farmers in coastal Taranaki are struggling through what some say is the wettest few months they can remember.