Rural headlines with summaries.
New research shows farmers are making huge profits from on-selling land purchased through the tenure review process.
A farmer group expects to get the support it needs by the end of this week to force a special meeting of Silver Fern Farms shareholders, it says.
The Waikato Regional Council is undermining efforts to improve water quality by ignoring its own policies, a water quality activist says.
Changes in regulations controlling the supply of raw or unpasteurised milk may increase the food safety risk by encouraging a black market trade, the Green Party says.
The body representing the country's onion industry has grown a new skin with the aim of diversifying and increasing export markets.
The sticky issue of false labelling of manuka honey has raised its head again. Airborne Honey says export figures far outstrip actual production.
Farmer shareholders are putting pressure on the boards of both big meat co-operatives to get independent analysis on amalgamating the two companies.
Some farmers are questioning why overseas efforts to tackle flesh-eating blowflies were not tried in New Zealand and Australia sooner.
New Zealand First is calling for a review of the Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) scheme, to stop it being used as a back door for gaining residency.
An agri-chemical industry body is calling for Trade Me to ban the sales of pesticides if they have been opened or are being sold in used bottles.
Farmers in the Waitotara valley, west of Whanganui, are still isolated after last week's flood washed out their main road.
Young fruit growers nationwide have been competing in regional championships in the lead up to the national competition in a few months' time.
Scientists in Australia have mapped the genome of the blowfly and say it's a breakthrough discovery as they try to find effective control measures for the parasite.
Farmers in drought-stricken North Canterbury are hoping to forge share-farming agreements with farms grazing their relocated stock.
Chinese dairy company Yili has established a research and development centre at Lincoln University which will benefit farms in China and students in New Zealand.
Some farmers in the lower North Island have had no option but to sell their stock, including pregnant ewes, after floodwaters washed away feed and destroyed pasture. (COMMENTS)
AgResearch scientists have been surveying the distribution of earthworms to help improve national agricultural production.
The company behind the Hawke's Bay Ruataniwha dam says if no further appeals are lodged, it's confident it'll have enough farmers signed up within a four month time frame.
Farmers in the MacKenzie basin are relieved that a thaw has set in after a week of sub zero temperatures and deep snow in places still frozen on the ground.
Farmers, stock agents and meat processors in North Canterbury are working together to find grazing solutions for drought-affected farmers and their stock.