Labour MP Phil Goff's private members bill which would make it tougher for foreigners to buy farmland has been described as a bit simplistic by a farming leader.
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Canterbury Regional Council has approved a new land and water plan which it says will include rules to improve water quality in both rural and urban areas.
Fifty-five dairy farmers have been attending a Dairy Environment Leaders Forum in Wellington.
A stronger dollar and continuing weak demand have put further pressure on wool prices at this week's combined North and South Island sales.
Lincoln University is setting up a new farming operation, which it hopes will be a shot in the arm for sheep farming and the red meat industry.
The Environmental Protection Authority has approved an application for a new pesticide to control sucking insects including aphids and greenhouse whitefly.
New Zealand scientists have been looking into what makes onions tick - and believe they've made a discovery that will have global ramifications.
The first two parts of a three-pronged Government inquiry into the Fonterra botulism scare in August are complete and will be released within two weeks.
The first rounds of official surveillance in Mid-Canterbury have turned up no signs of black grass - seeds of which spilled in the region following a biosecurity botch-up in July.
The Queen Elizabeth II National Trust, an organisation which protects significant natural and cultural features on private land, is taking the unprecedented step of taking a farmer to the High Court.
It's a right royal occasion at Feilding's Manfeild Park on Friday with an expectation that more than 20,000 people will visit the Royal A & P Show over the next three days.
Peru has opened its borders to sheep meat and beef exports from New Zealand.
Global dairy prices have risen for the second consecutive time and volumes have eased in Fonterra's latest dairy auction overnight.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is encouraging mid-Canterbury farmers to mow their roadside verges following a biosecurity incident earlier this year where black grass seeds were spilt in July.
Paradise shelducks are causing headaches for farmers in Northland by chomping their way through their crops.
Pipfruit New Zealand sees the potential for exports to Taiwan to double, as the result of tariffs being removed this week.
Stone fruit growers have given strong support to Summerfruit New Zealand to continue levy funding for another six years.
Ngai Tahu is unhappy that its dairy farm development in Canterbury is being blamed for habitat and biodiversity destruction.
Farmers are being asked to keep their eyes peeled for Chilean needle grass which is flowering and seeding at the moment.
Some farmers in Canterbury are still waiting for repairs to irrigation equipment damaged in the September and October storms.
Synlait Milk reports sales of its infant formula products are picking up again after the Fonterra botulism scare that shook the market earlier in the year.
The tomato industry is hoping to introduce a new insect to help control one of its worst greenhouse pests - whitefly.
Arla Foods will start selling British skimmed milk powder on Fonterra's fortnightly Global Dairy Trade this month.
Beekeepers in the North Island are scratching their heads - and ducking for cover - due to the exceptionally high rate of swarming going on.