OPINION: AgriBusiness professor claims vital science that will help farming in the future is being pushed aside by AgResearch's restructuring.
HEATHER CHALMERS - The Press
Retiring AgResearch scientists says there is a huge amount of research sitting unused that could lift NZ's agriculture performance.
Producing deer with some of the biggest antlers in NZ careful genetic selection and a dollop of luck, says a South Canterbury deer farmer.
A business has had to stop taking cattle heads and ears for composting.
Zespri is introducing a graduate recruitment programme to bring in new industry leaders.
A decision to high-country development to become a permitted activity is likely to be deferred to October.
A food technologist was handing around samples of his manuka honey bars at a seminar to celebrate 50 years of food technology at Massey University.
A contentious Stewart Island marine farm has been given the green light.
Relationships ruined and businesses going off the rails. Professional succession planner Joan Baker has seen the ugly side of farm succession.
Wild weather has hit Northland farms hard with power outages, equipment damage and flooded pastures.
The manager of a Taranaki piggery has barely slept since learning her property was invaded by animal activists.
New Federated Farmers president says the organisation's the challenge is to become credible in the eyes of the public.
New Fed Farmers leader says with the industry addressing environmental issues the challenge is now on pressure groups to start talking about the economy.
Genevieve Steven will be the youngest person competing for the top honour at the national Green Agriculture Innovation Awards - which is a shame, she thinks.
Massey professor who wants to revamp milk-tanker design and develop the manuka honey industry recognised with a top food science industry award.
A Marlborough family-owned vineyard, Isabel Estate Vineyard, has gone into receivership.
Sanford Bluff is upgrading its Stewart Island salmon farm marine fleet with two custom-built boats.
The least expensive proper working ute in NZ looks like a useful entrant in our burgeoning workhorse market.
Trade negotiator warns that NZ's special trade access to China risks making exports complacent and over-reliant on that single market.
The Environment Court has rejected a proposed Pelorus Sounds salmon farm.
Waimate's Alex Reekers has trimmed and shorn his way to the finals of the World Young Shepherds Challenge.
Women are moving into farming leadership roles in increasing numbers. We profile two women who have made their mark.
Wealthy Indians will soon be dining on top-quality New Zealand lamb.
David Kidd has bettered his dad's young farmer contest achievements and admits there might some cheek offered after taking out 2014's top prize.
Preliminary tenure review proposal for almost 5800 ha central South Island land has met with strong resistance from a conservation board.
Farm buildings will not be assessed for earthquake risk, saving farmers $3000 each.
A Dannevirke company makes everything from a fertiliser system to a geese pooper scooper.
A farm accident that would have beaten many has failed to stop Dave Clouston's farming metamorphosis.
The Federated Farmers audience was polite enough as they listened to political leaders David Cunliffe, Russel Norman and Winston Peters.
Welding skills, practical agriculture and speech-making are among a range of skills being tested on contestants in the Young Farmer of the Year grand final.
Investors keen on agribusiness Scales Corporation will have to pay $1.60 a share.
While farmers continue to be warned of high debt levels and the possibility of an unfriendly government they have been told water is the biggest issue they face.
Federated Farmers audience feelings on political leaders on show at annual conference.
Politics appears to have triumphed over the environment in Hawke's Bay, says Federated Farmers chief executive Conor English.
Ecologist claims government aims to dramatically increase the agriculture over the next couple of decades at the expense of water quality.
Pig farmers accused of keeping their animals in squalid and overcrowded conditions believe they are being set up.
As the countdown begins towards the first full facelift of the VW Amarok ute, some special editions have started to arrive.
Farmers and scientists are tackling an invasive weed with a new herbicide.
Outgoing Federated Farmers chief executive says its time to walk the walk after years of talking the talk.
Concern over an increase in the number of bee colonies disappearing mysteriously has prompted a national survey of the bee population.
Piggery co-owner so confident about its cleanliness that he sometimes walks around in it in his socks.
Horizons Regional Council has granted more than $150,000 of scholarships to science and agriculture students in the past eight years.
Two new dog teams have just started at Auckland, with the job of sniffing out exotic pests and diseases that pose biosecurity risk to NZ.
Federated Farmers wants the DOC to pay rates in the Mackenzie District.
Federated Farmers says PrimePort Timaru has the potential to be to the South Island what Tauranga is to the North Island.
NZ vets and officials are better prepared for an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, following a visit to Nepal.
A $50,000 donation from a Marlborough beekeeper is to fund a project on eucalypt trees in the district.
Bev and Geoff Laurent have gone from dairy farming to running a multimillion-dollar company.
Wind turbines west of Wellington are not only changing the landscape, they are also transforming landowners' bank balances.
Hawke's Bay doomed to Third World country status if the Ruataniwha dam is not built, says departing Federated Farmers CEO.