Construction is finally about to start on Canterbury's newest irrigation scheme. It's taken years of planning and redesign to reach this point.
The state-owned farming enterprise Landcorp is shifting its focus from outright farm ownership to management and partnerships. What Landcorp does really well is manage farms," its chief executive says.
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Southern farmers will be telling AgResearch representatives face to face on Wednesday what they think of its plans to shift most research from its Invermay campus near Dunedin.
Farmers and workers on the land are being asked for their feedback on proposed health and safety guidelines drawn up by Worksafe New Zealand.
Fonterra's school milk programme has expanded and now reaches New Zealand's more remote islands.
The public are getting the chance over the next week to have a behind-the-fence look at the dairy farming operations of the three finalists in this year's Ahuwhenua Maori farm awards.
The runners-up in last year's West Coast-Top of the South Sharemilker of the Year competition have gone one better this year, winning the regional title.
A Massey University scientist is calling for a reduction in the amount of fertiliser used on farms as a way of combatting the growing concentration of cadmium in the soil.
Two New Zealand wines have won top honours at the Sydney international wine competition.
Labour's primary industries spokesperson, Damien O'Connor, has asked Parliament's Commerce Select Committee to review allegations of market irregularities involving trading in Fonterra shareholder fund shares.
The company hoping to set up the Ruataniwha water storage scheme in Hawke's Bay has called for expressions of interest from potential investors.
The farmer group campaigning for meat industry reform wants the Government to acknowledge that the sector is in deep trouble and call a summit meeting.
Niwa's principal climate scientist says that if an El Nino weather pattern develops this year, it could have a significant impact on east coast farmers. Brett Mullan says there's a 50-50 chance of an El Nino.
Sara and Fraser Briant, who farm in hill country near Gisborne, have taken out this year's lamb awards, known as the Glammies.
A plan to eradicate gorse in the Lake Rotorua catchment as a way of stopping nitrogen runoff into the lake has been launched by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
The skyrocketing price of palm kernel is making life even harder for Northland dairy farmers who have run out of pasture for their cows.
A Civil Defence official has confirmed that parts of Northland and some areas of Waikato are as dry now as they were during the drought of 2013.
Tougher new driving regulations introduced two years ago were intended to make journeys safer but one rural organisation believes rural New Zealand has been short-changed.
DairyNZ says dairy farmers do not need another survey to tell them that the public expects them to lift their environmental performance - because they are already doing it.
A smaller harvest coupled with dairy farm demand has bumped up feed wheat and barley prices in Canterbury: they're now selling for more than $400 a tonne.
Farmers looking to convert properties into dairy farms in Southland will now be required to do environmental risk management analysis before they can get consent.
A survey released on Monday morning says there is a clear risk political parties will lose support this election if they introduce policies promoting economic growth that do not address the affect they have on the environment.
The Labour Party says AgResearch has been hiding from farmers the huge risks in dismantling much of its Invermay campus near Dunedin.