Recent government concessions in relation to Clutha’s rural water schemes are a big step in the right direction, operators say.
New dam safety regulations that take effect in 2024 have been called "over the top" by a high country farmer who says they are just more of the rules that farmers are being bombarded with.
The Ministry for Primary Industries says a task force is ready to act if a foot and mouth disease is confirmed here.
Rabbits are taking over the Lower Manorburn Dam Reserve — but a preferred pest control method is causing concern.
The Otago Regional Council is encouraging farmers to apply for the intensive winter grazing areas they want to use in the years ahead.
A third of the farmers who visited the launch of a new health check initiative were referred to see a doctor.
Farmers are remaining mostly positive after many parts of Otago experienced the wettest July on record.
A focus on contaminant hotspots is proving invaluable in helping a Southland catchment group better understand and manage farming practices and improve water quality.
Cold temperatures are bringing out the wallaby hunters and their high-tech gear in the fight to eradicate the pest.
Rural people have a higher mortality rate than city-dwellers and the health system should redefine what "rural" means to ensure people in those areas have fair access to healthcare, new research suggests.
If there’s one thing that keeps farmers awake at night more than climate, inflation or pending Government regulations, it’s the spectra of foot-and-mouth disease reaching these shores, writes...
Canterbury’s arable growers are steadying themselves for a count-up of damage to autumn-sown plantings after being belted by flooding.
Fertiliser co-operatives Ravensdown and Ballance have delivered increased profits during a phase of high fertiliser prices.
Ashburton agribusinessman and farmer Andy Macfarlane has signalled he will stand for a third term on the Fonterra board.