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With many regions around the country drying-up, some farmers who cannot move their stock due to Mycoplasma bovis restrictions are concerned about water availability.
Nelson farmers affected by this week's fire are beginning to count their losses, while others in the region are preparing for the increasing possibility of severe drought.
New Zealand's 12,000 dairy farmers are facing a new levy on the milk they sell, as they look to cover their share of the Mycoplasma bovis eradication bill.
The intense, hot weather at the top of the South Island has some farmers worried they could be on the brink of drought.
The tedious task of removing pin bones from King Salmon could soon be a job done by robots.
Canterbury based Synlait Milk has reduced its forecast milk payout for the current season.
A vote by beekeepers on a proposed honey levy next month has seen one industry group rallying its members to reject the proposal.
The biosecurity rules intended to keep the stink bug pest out of New Zealand are ineffective and inconsistent, an international car shipping company says.
The emotional, social and psychological impacts of Mycoplasma bovis on farmers and farming communities will be studied by the University of Otago.
The dairy industry group is disappointed dairy farmers have to pay almost all of the private sector costs of fighting the cattle disease, Mycoplasma bovis.
Analysts are warning opportunities to grow export revenue in the lamb market are in danger.
The dairy giant identifies climate change, water and waste as areas for improvement in its annual sustainability report.
Strict controls are in place for cattle exhibitors at Canterbury's A&P Show in Christchurch, in light of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis.
An Auckland businessman has been fined more than $26,000 for making false therapeutic claims about honey and failing to ensure he was a registered exporter.
Farmers and other stakeholders are being asked to have their say on legislation governing the nearly $17 billion diary industry.
The deer velvet industry is forecasting slightly higher production levels for the 2018-19 season, which got underway this month.
Horticulture New Zealand says the regional fuel tax is leaving some fruit and vegetable growers ten of thousands of dollars out of pocket.
Suzy the super-sized feral sheep who spent years evading farmers in the King Country is now minus her exceptional cloak.
The industry group New Zealand Avocado says it has big plans to grow exports to China now that access to the market has been secured.
The Ministry for Primary Industries will be testing 200 calf-rearing properties across the country as it tries to understand the prevalence of Mycoplasma bovis in beef herds.
The low final milk payout announced yesterday had been anticipated given the storms and drought that plagued the West Coast's dairy season, farmers supplying Westland Milk Products say.
Over 100,000 lambs are thought to have died in the spring storm which hit central and eastern parts of the North Island earlier this month.
Singapore's consumer watchdog has fined 13 fresh chicken distributors $26.9 million for engaging in anti-competitive agreements and price-fixing.
A West Coast beekeeper says his bees are resistant to the varroa mite but that decades worth of work may be lost unless he can urgently pull together enough money to keep his business running.
Good news for avocado lovers - prices could drop eventually as more homegrown avocados come on to the market.