The slump in farm gate milk prices has not taken the wind out of the market for dairy farms, if the latest farm sales figures are anything to go by.
Federated Farmers is urging farmers to be more on the ball in reporting rural crimes to police. Almost two-thirds of stock thefts are not being reported, a survey reveals.
Kiwifruit growers say a report on the outbreak of vine-killing disease Psa-V in 2010 shows they they did a good job as an industry coping with it.
An independent review of how the kiwifruit industry responded to the arrival of the vine killing disease Psa-V in 2010 has come up with 11 recommendations.
Foresters and wood processors aren't breaking out the bubbly over New Zealand's free trade deal with South Korea, signed last weekend.
Prices at this week's South Island wool sale have firmed up a bit, after taking a hit from a rising New Zealand dollar at last week's North Island auction.
New Zealand's largest pig farm has won the South Island Farmer of the Year Award. Patoa Farms, a free-farmed operation in North Canterbury, has 3500 breeding sows.
Farmer representatives meeting in Wellington have heard a plea for the trees as the demand for more food by 2050 will require up to 600 percent more wood, a research institute says.
Lincoln University's Vice-Chancellor Andrew West has challenged farmers to help break down the urban-rural divide by allowing people to invest in organisations like Fonterra.
A senior scientist is calling for more people to take up science careers that focus on the dairy industry and says there is still the need for much more research to be carried out.
New advanced pest control using devices to target specific species is being hailed as the latest tools in controlling them on farms and diseases such as tuberculosis.
South Canterbury-based environmental consultants Keri Johnston and Haidee McCabe have been chosen as the Supreme Winners at this year's Enterprising Rural Women Awards.
Prime Minister John Key is advising farmers not to get too worried about the milk price after world dairy prices fell by more than 3 percent to $US2561 - their lowest point in five years. (AUDIO)
New Zealand's biggest exporter to China will get to milk the benefits of Australia's free trade deal with China, as Fonterra is a major player in the dairy industry across the Tasman.
Federated Farmers says a plan to make the country free of all pests is ambitious, but achievable. The Predator Free New Zealand Trust was launched yesterday.
The New Zealand dairy industry sees little to challenge it in its number one market from Australia's free trade agreement with China announced yesterday.
The Primary Industry Training Organisation says it believes most farmers taking on workers who have gained qualifications through the organisation are satisfied with the standard of training.
Rural Women New Zealand says it is selling the home help service it has owned for 87 years because the service has outgrown its parent. Access Home Health has about 4000 clients.