Horticulture New Zealand says buying produce in season is shopping smarter and a money saver, which it says is backed up by figures from Statistics New Zealand.
The ongoing frustration that rural communities are having in getting decent broadband coverage has led to an alliance to try and get more progress in closing the gaps.
The contribution that an elite breeding bull has made to the national dairy herd has been recognised with his induction into Livestock Improvement Corporation's Hall of Fame.
What's being dubbed the 'Great DDT Muster' is underway around the country as banned pesticides are collected and removed from farms.
The Government will be keeping a close watch on conditions in North Canterbury which is now the most drought-affected part of the country.
The organics sector is feeling let down over efforts to get protection for its products on the domestic market in the face of falsely-labelled products.
The Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is defending the time it has taken the Government to launch a biosecurity review in the face of criticism from the Labour Party.
A survey shows the overall grain harvest has been similar to last season despite drought in Canterbury which is the main production area.
Fonterra may be looking to launch a new fund later this year to put money into New Zealand farms supplying it with milk.
Animal welfare workshops have started around the country to help bring dairy farmers up to speed with new laws and regulations.
Award-winning farms in Southland and Otago have protection of waterways as a high priority.
Drought conditions in north Canterbury are worsening with the area missing out on rain that has fallen in other parts of the region.
Fonterra's share price tumbled to its lowest level yesterday, following the further price drop in the latest global dairy trade auction, but has risen slightly again this morning.
A breeding and herd testing co-operative is extending its interests in sensor technology, which it anticipates will evetually be in common use in dairy sheds for testing and analysing milk.
After a three-year battle with cancer, New Zealand woolhandling legend Joanne Kumeroa died yesterday in Whanganui.
A 24-year-old from Pukekohe has beaten off other entrants to be awarded the country's best young vegetable grower.
The Ministry for Primary Industries will not lay charges after an investigation into the condition of cattle ferried across Cook Strait last month.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand says figures for the latest six months point to a record season for beef exports.
Forestry contractors say the continuing log jam in the main Chinese market has meant log harvesting has dried up in New Zealand's farm forests.
Global dairy prices have fallen for the third consecutive time.