A second consecutive year of substantial primary sector export growth is "incredibly impressive" considering the global backdrop, Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor says.
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"Citizen science" is helping a group of West Otago farmers make dramatic strides in environmental water quality.
Buyers found renewed vigour at this week's South Island wool sale, especially for lamb's wool and well-grown, well-prepared new season wool.
A long-term "erosion of confidence'' in the primary sector needs to be reversed, KPMG global head of agribusiness Ian Proudfoot says.
The 2020s are likely to be a decade where health and wellness dominates the food system, driving change across the entire supply chain.
Biosecurity has retained the number one ranking as top priority in KPMG's Agribusiness Agenda for the ninth consecutive year.
David and Robyn Shaw have been selectively breeding goats since the mid-1980s on their 400ha lamb and beef finishing farm near Clinton. They believe their fibre rivals the finest grown in China or...
The $4billion global cashmere industry is under threat as it joins the ranks of silk, mohair and feathers on the list of banned natural fibre products by a growing number of international retailers.
DIY may be part of our DNA, but more and more farmers are going the way of outside rural contractors, avoiding high initial capital outlay for specialist equipment and ag-services.
Farmers' relationships with their bankers are at their lowest ebb in five years, as banks come to grips with spiralling farmer debt levels.
The Fiordland Lobster Company has won a top exporting award, becoming the supreme winner of the recent HSBC New Zealand China Trade Association awards.
A trio of much-loved urban Auckland cows have been saved from the slaughter after a community garden backed down on its plans to offer meat packs to the public.
Alliance Group has been fined more than $330,000 after a worker lost their fingertips and had to drive themselves to a Southland hospital for treatment.
A farm worker at Lovells Flat, near Milton, carts baleage for cows feeding on a winter green crop. Farmers in South Otago say they are looking at a "pretty tight'' season for winter feed.
Southern ploughing enthusiasts are keen to put in a bid to host the world championships at Hawea Flat in 2028.
Agresearch has teamed up with Dunedin tech company Animation Research Ltd to help farmers see the future.