South Canterbury farmers are making silage and hay as fast as they can before nor’westers decimate pasture.
Environment Canterbury approves a farm environment plan template for the Hook catchment.
Few women can match Dawn Sangster in the private governance world.
DairyNZ's strategy and investment leader Mark Paine says working together to lift the dairy industry's game as farm employers is vital.
IN THE last two weeks we have seen increasing signs of further disruption and volatility in dairy. First, we had good news with Fonterra announcing it had turned the corner In relation to enhanced corporate profitability.
Doug Edmeades prefers a rational presentation of the evidence on water quality, not a cheapskate, alarmist red-dotted map.
Farmers are bracing for an El Nino that could rival past droughts.
OPINION: A few weeks ago I went to local MP Barbara Kuriger's electorate briefing at Otorohanga.
Farming means the family is intertwined in the job.
A block of weeds can be a weed patch or a "veritable salad bowl'.
The lessons learned after retiring from the farm.
It's the fact we have been trying to ignore but no longer can: almost 200 New Zealand farmers have committed suicide in the past eight years.
Huge opportunities await those who look for better plant and grazing system, says Doug Avery.
The environmental alarmists should have more faith in science, writes Doug Edmeades.
New Zealand has to supply milk consistently throughout the year if it wants to be in the value-add game, writes Keith Woodford.
Californians dream of Canterbury's water riches.
The Environment Aotearoa report left it to the reader to interpret the measurements of water quality – and the reader, inevitably, reacted emotively, writes Jacqueline Rowarth.
The way for New Zealand agri-food companies to get to Chinese consumers is through online marketing. And that has to be with an NZ Inc approach, says Keith Woodford.
I want a change, how about one of these, writes Jon Morgan.
Is it time to hang up the farm boots, asks Pita Alexander.
Most farmers will be looking at their businesses in the coming weeks as the year winds down and we plan ahead.
OPINION: There has been a timely call for action over the country's housing shortages, writes Lawrence Yule.
When you're farming, the environment – both on and off farm – is intertwined in the context of your family.
Keith Woodford goes along to the Lincoln dairy farm’s latest field day and finds a well-managed farm with well-nourished cows.
Agricultural research, and in particular AgResearch, continues to bleed. It is so sad for those of my generation to watch the destruction of what once was a proud and internationally respected institution.
By taking control farmers can reduce many of the risks lurking outside their farm gate.
The Government has trimmed $100 million in “right-sizing” from AgResearch since reforms began. What is the CRI’s right size, Doug Edmeades asks.
THE release of Fonterra's annual report on 24 September coincided for me with a long plane trip back from China. I used the time trying to work out what all the numbers really mean. It was not an easy task.
The most general comment to me these past two weeks has been the slow spring grass growth for many.
If we had to draw a comparison between farming father and sons then typically the son would have a "go-go'' attitude and the father err towards a "go-slow'' approach.