The Government's proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management have received the backing of the agricultural industry.
Southern Rural Life
Leading freshwater scientists have panned the Government's proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management as meaningless and lacking necessary science.
The Tokomairiro Ploughing Match Association held its annual ploughing match on the Allison family farm on November 2.
Eastern Southland Fonterra Shareholders' councillor Lloyd McCallum is urging the region's farmers to participate and elect the best-qualified people to the Fonterra board at this year's Fonterra elections. Five director candidates - Donna Smit; Michael Spaans; Eric Ray; Malcolm Bailey and Ian Farrelly - are vying for three seats at Fonterra's top table.
Despite decreasing stocks of unsold feed grains and high payouts forecast for the dairy sector, feed grain prices should remain relatively stable, Foundation for Arable Research chief executive Nick Pyke says.
Research being carried out at Plant and Food Research (PFR) in Clyde will contribute to higher-quality and better-tasting apricots that ripen more slowly and reach overseas markets in better condition.
Beef and Lamb New Zealand is inviting young New Zealanders interested in agriculture to apply for its annual undergraduate scholarship round.
The July arrival of the West Otago Health's (WOH) new doctor, Dr Fons Captijn, at the medical practice in Tapanui and news of extra Government funding for rural general practices from next year has pleased practice general manager Michele Stainburn.
The home-grown farm paddock version of Nasa's Mars rover - the Agri-Rover - is being developed for use on the farm.
Lovells Flat farmer Stephen Woodhead has been appointed to a second term as chairman of the Otago Regional Council.
Environment Southland will build a carbon denitrification bio-reactor to extract nitrates from run-off water next summer.
Women working in the dairy industry are being urged to get their nominations in for the 2014 Dairy Woman of the Year award, which closes on November 15.
The Edendale Vintage Machinery Club will celebrate 110 years since the tractor's arrival in New Zealand during next year's annual Crank Up weekend at Edendale.
Athol farmer Steve Wilkins has come back from his latest trip overseas with more inspiration, more knowledge of innovation and a wealth of information to digest.
Entires are now open for the annual Southern Rural Life Young Herdsperson of the Year.
Farmers need to approach news of another lift in rural property prices with caution, Federated Farmers president Bruce Wills says.
Everything is flowing ahead for the Manuherikia Catchment Water Strategy Group.
Voting is now open for the 2013 Fonterra board of directors' elections. This year there are five candidates standing for the board of directors.
A leading Italian ecophysiologist raised some eyebrows while presenting his research and knowledge of the summerfruit industry at Plant and Food Research near Clyde last week.
Millers Flat farmers and stud breeders Trevor and Karen Peters have made the finals of the Lincoln University Foundation South Island Farmer of the Year for 2013.