Young Farmer Contest Tasman region defending champion Reuben
Carter is working in Hamilton, but he insists the move is
Reducing farmer stress remains a high priority for Federated
It is fair to say farming Bog Roy station has put each
generation of Anderson family to the test.
The changeable summer is frustrating not only arable farmers
trying to bring in the harvest, but also the country's bees,
and ultimately the beekeepers.
Canterbury is set to celebrate the role of farming families.
Despite a large number of entries in this year's sale,
breeders of coloured sheep were disappointed with how many
were passed in.
The Lindsay family are going to do their level best to fleece
you and it's all for a good cause.
The United Nations has declared 2014 the International Year
of Family Farming.
Canterbury farmer Sam Zino is well on the way to showing that
deer farming is a viable alternative.
North Otago's cropping farmers are ''waiting with great
expectations'', Foundation for Arable Research representative
Peter Mitchell says.
Mutton exports from New Zealand rose significantly in the
first quarter of this season.
Evan Chisnall had just bought a new 4WD when he got a call to
say he had won a double-cab ute in a national competition.
It has been an early harvest for Mid Canterbury blackcurrant
growers because of favourable weather conditions.
The Government has approved an agreement with primary
industries which will see it collaborate and share the costs
of preparing plans to prevent or fight any biosecurity
Forestry sector organisations have joined forces to back an
independent review of safety in the industry.
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