Big Ag is all about excitement; going bigger, harder, faster; but slow food is about romance, writes John King.
OPINION: A former MIE deputy chairman looks back on where it all went wrong for the reform group.
Louise Giltrap falls back on some hard-earned lessons to deal with her youngest daughter.
Marc Gascoigne goes to two funerals and is told 'You play with the hand you've been dealt and just get on with it'.
Lessons for NZ as fascinating row breaks out in US over genetically modified crops.
OPINION: With the concerns around how the Healthy Rivers Plan Change will affect rural communities in the Waikato and Waipa River catchments, it is timely to highlight there will also be a plan change developed for the Waihou and Piako River catchments in the future.
New Zealand doesn't have a monopoly on the clean and green image, says Synlait Milk chief executive John Penno.
Keith Woodford spends a morning at the Lincoln University Dairy Farm hearing about stocking rates, nitrogen and ryegrass.
The home of New Zealand's hardiest sheep is a place few stray onto.
What Kiwi television programme appeared before Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon?
The lunatics are taking over the asylum claims Jon Morgan.
Doug Edmeades reports from the front line of the war of words that has broken out over Waikato's Healthy Rivers plan.
Gordon Levet discusses the dominance of genes that helped sheep survive before man's intervention.
OPINION: Is there a river of opportunities for alternative income from the farm?
OPINION: Reports that suggest the Waikato River is one of the "cleanest" rivers in the world are well wide of the mark - Niwa expert
OPINION: People can expect Federated Farmers to be doing a lot of talking about the Healthy Rivers Plan for Change.
Jon Morgan has a plan to make cleaning up our waterways more even-handed.
OPINION: Vegan activists should help human suffering before judging how farmers treat animals.
Marc Gascoigne gets to the meat of the debate about which foods are best for us.
Contract milker Brad Markham has found a lot to love about Taranaki.
Farm accountant Pita Alexander says farmers have to rise above average.
OPINION: Farmers need to do better on employment law compliance – for our own sake. September was a bad month for agriculture in terms of employment law compliance as it was hit by a double whammy of disappointing news.
A report examining the impact environmental controls have on farm values has been challenged by experts who claim it uses selective research and fails to account for the upside of tighter environmental standards.
A farmer is bristling after a court challenge against Horizons Regional Council for its 'One Plan'.
Jacqueline Rowarth discusses proposed changes to Fonterra's governance.
A conference in Wellington this month will tackle the implications for New Zealand's agri-food industries of China's rapidly growing agriculture sector.
NZ Farmer editor Jon Morgan has a stern message for his letter writers.
Rio bronze medallist joins beef and lamb team.
OPINION: Rod Slater is proud of the workmanship displayed by the Kiwi entrants in the World Butchers' Challenge.
There is no deeper satisfaction than saving the life of a lamb - priceless.