Only 52 dairy farms have been sold so far this year, compared to 97 during the same period last year.
Over the last 25 years, the Nature Heritage Fund (NHF) has protected 341,881 hectares of conservation land, or 1.3 per cent of New Zealand's land area.
Federated Farmers say science and innovation funding positive for future.
Crowe Horwath has launched a health and safety app for farms and agricultural businesses
Institute of Directors' new rural governance course proves popular.