The country's biggest meat processor and exporter, Silver Fern Farms, has dismissed continuing speculation about its financial health as false rumours.
Farmers have had a reminder to be vigilant about making sure family and friends bringing dogs on to the farm have had them treated for sheep measles.
A weather turn around in Southland in the past fortnight has come as a welcome relief for contractors and farmers.
New Zealand is not the only country trying to drive down the number of people killed in quad bike accidents - Australia is making a push, too.
Soil scientists worried about a decline in the numbers working in that field have taken heart at signs that interest may be growing among a new generation of scientists.
A six year safety programme aimed at bringing down the number of deaths and serious injuries in the agriculture industry will be rolled out early next year.
Farmers on the South Island's West Coast would like a little more warmth and a little less rain, after another dose of wet weather.
A livestock improvement co-operative sees South America, Asia and possibly Africa as potential markets for a new breed of heat tolerant dairy cattle.
A new report estimates improvements in the performance of Māori freehold land would add billions to the economy. Agriculture Minister Nathan Guy says this confirms the importance of partnering with iwi, Māori asset owners, communities and industry.
The Ministry for Primary Industries has issued a new standard tightening up labelling rules for infant formula exports.
A hairy bull tale may have a sleek ending for a livestock improvement cooperative.
Nor'west winds and weather patterns are being labelled a curse by farmers in the Otago region - bringing too much rain for some and not enough for others.
Rural doctors say a decision to keep general practitioners on the country's skills shortage list is just common sense.
A farm forestry advocate says planting trees can be a more profitable option on hill country than sheep or beef farming.
Contracts signed so far to take water from Hawke's Bay's Ruataniwha dam and irrigation project added up to only about 13 percent of the commitment needed to make the scheme commercially feasible.
A farm forester has taken issue with Climate Change Minister Tim Groser on New Zealand's options for reducing or off-setting its greenhouse gas emissions.
A international project testing the eating quality of sheep meat using DNA measurements will enter its final stage next year, with the tool developed set to be tested on commercial flocks in New Zealand.
Kiwifruit marketer Zespri says the industry is on track to complete its recovery from the Psa disease disaster, with a big lift in gold kiwifruit production expected next year.
Federated Farmers says stiff fines for not wearing helmets on quad bikes is a warning for smaller family operated farms that may not have strict policies in place.
A dairy analyst thinks Fonterra may be erring on the conservative side in its prediction that milk supply was expected to be about the same as the 2013-2104 season.