The company which sells herbicide tolerant swedes linked to the death of hundeds of cows in the lower South Island is advising farmers not to let pregnant cows feed on them.
New Zealand's two wool scour operators are seeking Commerce Commission approval to merge their businesses, resurrecting a move that failed to fire three years ago.
The deportation of a Ukrainian couple trying to bring honey and pollen into the country is a relief to the bee industry. The pair were coming to New Zealand to work on an apiary.
Inspections of dairy farms in South Otago at the start of the new season have found what the regional council is describing as disturbing number of dirty dairying offenders.
A New Zealand company believes it may have bred a heat tolerant cow that could thrive in the tropics and says the genetic mutation allows the animal to produce more milk.
The Rural Health Alliance says a lack of data is hampering its efforts to push for improved health services in rural communities and tackle high suicide and depression rates.
Highly technical work is being carried out to try and determine the best possible site for a proposed water storage site in Wairarapa.
The national dairy organisation will be conducting a detailed survey of Southland farmers to try to get to the bottom of swede poisoning in the region.
An employment relations specialist has emphasised the importance of farmers being upfront with potential employees about working conditions on their farms.
The national farming lobby group's call for a rethink on genetic engineering in New Zealand has been echoed by an unlikely ally - but with the opposite outcome in mind.
The dairy industry is considering trying to persuade the government into making migrant work visas more flexible, Dairy NZ's annual conference heard.
It is time for New Zealand to review the legislation which prevents the production of genetically engineered crops and pasture plants, Federated Farmers says.
Taskforce Green teams that have been helping Northland farmers and orchardists with clean up and repairs after the July storms and flooding have finished up.
The national dairy industry body is pushing for greater responsibility among farmers, particularly when it comes to the working conditions on their farms.
A class action lawsuit against the Government by kiwifruit growers has been delayed as the group behind the legal action makes sure its position is watertight.
Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague says it is very disappointing that Horticulture New Zealand is criticising a heath professional for trying to keep the public safe.
Ready to go and emerging wood-based biofuel technologies are under the spotlight at a conference in Rotorua today. Those attending include forest owners and scientists.
A McKenzie Country merino sheep which went AWOL has now been officially recognised as producer of the world's heaviest fleece, at 28.9kg eclipsing the fleece taken from Shrek.