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
with Alexa Cook
A new forestry advisory group has been announced to provide industry perspectives to the government on the country's forestry goals. Audio
The spread of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis has taken off with 38 infected farms and another 40-considered likely to get infected and almost 300 affected in one way or another - also the disease… Read more Audio
The Ministry for Primary Industries is leaning towards containment of the cattle disease Myco Plasma Bovis, not eradication. Audio
News from the rural and farming sector. Audio
The Minister of Agriculture says tough rules binding farmers to Fonterra could change, depending on how a review of the industry pans out. Audio
A biosecurity conference in Wellington has heard a pessimistic account of the battle against myrtle rust. Audio
A shortage of seasonal workers declared for the Bay of Plenty kiwifruit industry.
The animal breeding industry is mourning the death of one of its pioneers, Pat Shannon, at the age of 90. Audio
Federated Farmers think proposals to limit cow numbers are too broad brush and ignore what farmers are already doing about water quality.
Early estimates suggest dairy farmers might end up paying about 30 thousand dollars each if the Government gets its way on the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis. Audio
Federated Farmers have produced figures that show dairy and beef cattlemen should pay as little as 12.8 percent of the costs of eliminating Mycoplasma bovis.
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