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Farmers want sensible controls for drone use

Farmers want sensible controls for drone use

The use of drones as an agricultural tool is likely to become more popular in the future but Federated Farmers (FFNZ) is concerned there is the potential for misuse around privacy and security.

Brown fat on lambs crucial for surviving

Brown fat on lambs crucial for surviving

Not all fats are created equal, and work by AgResearch is looking into how this knowledge can help reduce lamb deaths.

Cherries beat dairying, grapes

Cherries beat dairying, grapes

The numbers have been crunched and dairying does not add up.

Country's working dogs in the lens

Country's working dogs in the lens

Man's best friend is in the spotlight, or, more correctly, the camera flash, in this case.

Staff vital part of dairy farm

Staff vital part of dairy farm

At Willowview Pastures in North Otago, staff are considered an integral part of the business.

Welsh shearers learn by competing in NZ

Welsh shearers learn by competing in NZ

Competing in New Zealand is a chance for Welsh shearers to learn from the best.

Vehicle-tracking program taking off

Vehicle-tracking program taking off

It was while driving a tractor in Australia that Andrew Humphries came up with the idea of a software system to track farm vehicles.

Proving deer viable satisfying outcome

Canterbury farmer Sam Zino is well on the way to showing that deer farming is a viable alternative.

'Average' summer for beekeepers

'Average' summer for beekeepers

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.

Community road shows to start later in March

Canterbury is set to celebrate the role of farming families.

Buyers demand quality

Buyers demand quality

Despite a large number of entries in this year's sale, breeders of coloured sheep were disappointed with how many were passed in.

Young Farmer Contest defending champion's heart in right place

Young Farmer Contest defending champion's heart in right place

Young Farmer Contest Tasman region defending champion Reuben Carter is working in Hamilton, but he insists the move is temporary.

Cropping yield uncertain till harvests all in

North Otago's cropping farmers are ''waiting with great expectations'', Foundation for Arable Research representative Peter Mitchell says.

Celebrating the Kiwi way

Celebrating the Kiwi way

The United Nations has declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming.

Farmers need to address the effect of stress

Farmers need to address the effect of stress

Reducing farmer stress remains a high priority for Federated Farmers.

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