Rural headlines with summaries.
Silver Fern Farms has challenged an alternative proposal to its deal with China's largest meat processor, Shanghai Maling, calling it a mystery and urging shareholders to ignore it.
New internet broadband targets announced by the government will help bring rural communities into the 21st Century, the Rural Health Alliance says.
Beef cattle in Gisborne have fetched what is believed to be close to record prices this week.
An independent review of a regional council's consenting processes has been called for, after dairy industry lobbying saw "potentially embarrassing" data removed from farming consents.
A New Zealand veterinarian has just returned from the United States where he learned about its battle with avian influenza.
A new plan aimed at lifting employment standards in the dairy industry has been launched in Christchurch this morning.
The Commerce Commission says 97 percent of farmers have accepted cash settlement offers from their banks after they were burned by interest rate swaps.
An alternative to Silver Fern Farms' deal with a Chinese meat processor has emerged, but the farmer leading the proposal says shareholders first need to vote down the Shanghai Maling deal.
A rural anti-theft campaign's been launched to encourage farmers to report all suspicious activity, no matter how small it may seem.
The horticulture export sector sees substantial opportunity in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
Figures from the Ministry of Justice show 27 men in farming communities committed suicide in the past year ended June.
Despite the dairy industry's grumblings about the Trans Pacific Partnership not living up to expectations, many sectors are celebrating the signing of the deal.
Banks and analysts are predicting international dairy prices will continue to rise, and a lift in Fonterra's forecast payout looks likely.
After months of dairy price declines, prices in the global auction have lifted again - the fourth consecutive rise.
New Zealand Winegrowers has hailed the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement as strategically important for the export future of the industry.
Any legal challenge to a conservation land swap for the Ruataniwha Dam could slow up the process.
An expert is tipping a 17 percent increase in dairy prices in the overnight global dairy trade auction.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal offers a mixed a bag for New Zealand agriculture - it is being welcomed by all, but not everyone is happy with the final outcomes.
A decision to revoke the protected status of conservation land to make way for the Ruataniwha Dam may be unlawful, Forest and Bird says.
A new deal means it will now be much easier for agricultural contractors to bring overseas workers into the country.