An award-winning farmer is focusing on his most productive land and retiring the rest.
An eighth fruit fly has been found in Auckland, but MPI say it remains confident the outbreak can be contained.
Cadets from the Gisborne training farm, Waipaoa, are in demand when they graduate with well-honed skills.
A low-tech approach to replenish and improve water quality in Mid Canterbury's over-allocated and polluted aquifers will be trialled soon.
Salmon anglers are concerned about the effect a proposed irrigation storage lake will have on the Rangitata River.
Hail storms, a tomato glut and the high dollar all weighed on fruit and vege grower Turners & Growers' profits last year.
Labour inspectors are taking action against a South Canterbury farmer.
Talk about the irrigation, don't talk about me, says South Canterbury rich-lister Gary Rooney. But the two turn out to be inextricably linked.
Buoyed by high dairy prices and good growing conditions, last year farmers bought the largest number of tractors in a decade.
Plans afoot for man-made lake that could have a long-lasting effect on farming in South Canterbury.
PGG Wrightson is dabbling with wholesaling product to its competitors, including the world's biggest-selling weedkiller.
A fifth Queensland fruit fly has been found in Auckland today.
A man-made lake that could hold enough water to fill 12,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools is planned to supply more reliable irrigation in Canterbury.
Marlborough winemakers and viticulturists are closely monitoring sugar levels in their grapes as they prepare for an early harvest.
Some of the first wine grapes to be picked this year hail from a micro-vineyard in the Far North.
PM dismisses criticism of NZ’s biosecurity standards after another fruit fly is found.
Businesses within Auckland's fruit fly exclusion zone are being advised to keep a log of any losses they might make as a result of the biosecurity breach.
A team of young entrepreneurs believes their invention may help to reduce quad bike accidents and provide farmers with an innovative storage solution.
Heinz Watties has stopped taking New Zealand-grown asparagus for canning in favour of cheaper Peruvian product.
The Silver Fern Farms plant at Pareora has been in overdrive to handle livestock offloaded from farms.
Judged by any statistic, Patoa Farms in North Canterbury is an impressive operation.
International interest expected as nearly 10,000 hectares of Canterbury high country farmland goes on sale for the first time in nearly 100 years.
The Sterne family know all about the perception and reality of rearing pigs outdoors.
Millions of litres of water is being delivered to distressed vineyard owners.
Police have unveiled what they think is an appropriate weapon in the fight against rural crime.
Frustratingly low turnout to TBfree meeting results in warning to farmers to take the threat of the disease seriously.
Lost production, fertility losses and herd replacements may cost farmers more than three times the saving they make when they buy cheap grazing.
Black Caps' World Cup cricket match and Pasifika cultural festival to go ahead as normal despite being inside fruit fly exclusion zone .
Who is Bactrocera tryoni or the Queensland fruit fly?
Agricultural and industrial equipment maker saw interim profit slide 10 per cent.