The forest industry thinks it is seeing the start of a recovery in the export log market. Prices slumped earlier this year when a glut of logs built up in the main market China.
Scientists researching the cultivation and commercialisation of two edible fungi believe it could be the start of a lucrative gourmet export market for this country.
The scientist responsible for making next year the United Nations International Year of Soils says far too little is known about the microscopic life forms which are critical to healthy soil.
A single, farmer-owned wool operation is still on the agenda for the Primary Wool Co-operative. The co-operative will take a 5 percent stake in Wool Equities, if shareholders agree.
Northland farmers are generally coping, despite some of them being flooded three times in a month, a farming leader says. The weekend downpours caused further flooding.
French food company Danone has been cleared by the Overseas Investment Office to buy New Zealand infant formula manufacturer Sutton Group.
Farmers in many parts of Northland are again facing a cleanup after heavy rain over the weekend.
An agreement between two farmer-owned wool companies is the first step for them towards greater consolidation of the wool industry.
National's promise of more funding to encourage tree planting will not be enough to halt the decline in forestry planting, forest owners say.
Northland Rural Support Trust will have a clearer idea today of the extent of damage and disruption from weekend's downpours, co-ordinator Julie Jonker says.
Two farmer-owned wool companies have taken the first step towards what could eventually become a merger. The Primary Wool Co-operative is to take a 5% stake in Wool Equities.
The NZ Winegrowers CEO says the industry is looking strong despite a year of challenging weather. More than 500 people attended the annual winegrowers' national conference this week.
Beef and Lamb New Zealand is critical of an international report which highlights the pressures increasing meat production has on land and water resources.
Field trials aimed at increasing production of high value, medical grade manuka honey are getting a boost from state owned farming enterprise Landcorp.
A Hawke's Bay Chardonnay - The 2012 Vidal Legacy Chardonnay produced at Keltern Vineyard - has been named as the champion wine at this year's Romeo Bragato Wine Awards.
Wool prices have consolidated at this week's auction, as buyers compete for the limited supplies available.
Canterbury dairy company Synlait Milk has the official clearance it needs to start using its new $28 million dry blending and consumer packaging plant.
West Coast dairy farmers have been warned to prepare for some serious belt-tightening after Westland Milk Products cut its forecast milk payout.