Mid Canterbury arable farmers have been asked to help out their neighbours struggling to beat incessant wet weather and harvest valuable small-seed crops.
Wet weather is hampering harvesting in South Canterbury.
Four projects, which will address issues of nitrogen leaching, dairy grazing on cropping farms, Argentine stem weevil and slugs, are to be funded from the Ministry for Primary Industry's 2014 Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF).
The yarns are bound to grow much longer in the telling but the Last Stand tour is officially over.
It has been a while since Tony Dobbs competed on the world stage but the Fairlie blade shearer is determined he will once again be a force to reckon with.
The possible reintroduction of an industry levy and ''the way forward'' to profitability and sustainability for the goat industry will be the focus of the inaugural New Zealand Goats (NZGoats) conference in Queenstown next month.
Hinds junior farmers look to be more than capable of filling the gumboots of their older counterparts.
The sun shone and people came out in their hundreds to enjoy Easter Monday at the 116th Mackenzie A&P Highland Show in Fairlie.
Fairlie dog triallist Stephen Kerr and Mac pulled off a hat-trick at the Mackenzie A&P Highland Show trials on Easter Monday.
Millions of lily bulbs leave a Rakaia processing plant every year on their way to growers around the world.
Organisers plan a down-to-earth approach for this year's deer industry conference in Methven.
While the conversion of a dryland sheep farm into a dairy farm where cows are housed in barns has been an amazing journey, owner Willy Leferink readily admits the change is not a silver bullet for the industry.
The importance of the beef cow was discussed by about 200 farmers at a field day at Mendip Hills Station recently.
A slice of Canterbury heritage has been restored with the reopening of Hororata's Cotons' Cottage last month.
Hororata School is growing and a grant to create a school garden is just what the children need.
Ways of reducing nitrate leaching will be discussed at the Lincoln University dairy farm next week. '
Food safety is becoming increasingly important to New Zealand's agricultural export sector.
North Canterbury sheep farmers are enjoying a positive season.
The North Otago Irrigation Company is continuing to reach milestones.
Waitaki Boys' High School's farm has been transformed in the past two years. It has gone from eyesore to asset, once again helping to attract boarders to the historic institution.