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Guaranteed milk price scheme open

Applications are open for Fonterra farmers to lock in a price for a percentage of their milk for the 2014-15 season.

Sector in good heart- judge

Sector in good heart- judge

After travelling 3800km in nine days, visiting 27 farms throughout New Zealand, Preston Hope is heartened by the state of the sheep industry.

Election outcome pondered

Election outcome pondered

Primary industry leaders are eyeing September's general election with some trepidation, concerned about the ''unknowns'' surrounding the outcome, an industry report says.

Red meat sector needs to get past survival mode: report

A long-term perspective on New Zealand's sheep and beef sector will enable the industry to move beyond survival mode and focus on maximising its potential - rather than ''looking jealously over the fence at dairy''.

'Dream' job says farmers' new head

'Dream' job says farmers' new head

Graham Smith is excited about being appointed chief executive-designate of Federated Farmers, describing it as his ''dream job''.

Families mark a century on the land

Families mark a century on the land

Since 1905, successive generations of the Simpson family have farmed Springside at Tokarahi in North Otago.

First-time entrants triumph in contest

First-time entrants triumph in contest

East Otago farmers Simon and Kirstin Engelbrecht have taken top honours in the New Zealand ewe hogget competition.

Disturbing and thought-provoking read

Factory farming. Two highly emotive words which are widely used to describe intensive agriculture.

Value of regional economies stressed

Value of regional economies stressed

Natural resource industries were the foundation for economic activity in most regional economies, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce said yesterday.

Rookie farmer wins winter crop-growing contest

Rookie farmer wins winter crop-growing contest

Chris Adams in his paddock of award-winning fodder at Hindon. Photo by Peter McIntosh.