Two to three hundred dairy cows may have died and many others have become ill after grazing on swede crops in Southland. The mild winter could be to blame, vets say.
A Government proposal to pay home support workers for time spent travelling between appointments is the result of 86 hard-fought years of campaigning, Rural Women NZ says.
The first stage in the process of bringing together two farmer-owned wool companies has been successfully negotiated.
The push by Zespri into China's social media network has exceeded expectations. A video it produced to promote its sungold kiwifruit has had more than 25 million hits.
West Coast farmers say going three weeks without rain has badly hit pasture growth and the dry start to the spring has wreaked havoc with fertiliser application.
The proposal by some politicial parties to put a charge on irrigation water has brought a further flood of criticism from political opponents and irrigation interests.
A proposal to form a partnership between two farmer owned wool companies will be decided at a special meeting today at 11am.
A funding threat to three Centres of Research Excellence is one of the reasons a boost to science funding is needed, Federated Farmers says.
The three strikes rule which applies to urban burglary should be applied to livestock theft, according to the ACT Party. It also wants property used in the crime confiscated.
A major surveillance operation is ramping up in the South Island to stop the noxious weed, black grass, from becoming established in mid-Canterbury.
A Waikato farming leader is asking why the Waikato Regional Council has let Hamilton City Council off the hook over a serious water pollution incident.
The Hastings District Council launched a new marketing tool this week to help Hawke's Bay growers market their produce to New Zealand and the world.
Following a recent audit dairy farmers in Marlborough have been warned to expect stricter regulations and a clamp down on compliance, according to the district council.
A Waikato farming leader says the courts appear to be treating dairy effluent breaches more harshly than some serious criminal offences after a farmer was fined $43,000.
Federated Farmers is pushing the government to commit to significantly more funding for agricultural research to stop New Zealand falling behind the rest of the world.
A group of non-complying dairy farmers is making poor progress in lifting their performance, the Marlborough District Council says. An audit shows there are still 10 non-compliant farms.
The new avocado export season is under way and the industry is bracing itself for the challenges of selling a record crop, which is forecast to top seven million trays.
The avocado industry is hoping to reap the rewards from its first time participation in Asia's leading fresh fruit and vegetable trade show held in Hong Kong last week.