Central South Island dairy farmers have been quick off the block to sign up for Fonterra's Guaranteed Milk Price trial.
Only a handful of property owners in the Timaru District have declined access to their properties for significant natural area (SNA) surveys to be carried out.
Nearly a quarter of farm wells have yet to meet ECan's water metering regulations.
The Timaru District Council has agreed to look at rural rating anomalies to see how overall policy could be reviewed, even though individual rates cannot be changed.
Transpower has appealed a Waimate District Council decision to allow farmers to proceed with work around pylons without the restrictions sought by the transmission operator.
The future of the Rangitata-Orari Water Race Scheme is on hold.
Fonterra's new season forecast has been celebrated by the country's dairy farmers.
Timaru's new flour mill will help ensure the sustainability of Canterbury's arable industry.
Aorangi Young Farmer Contest grand finalist Matthew Bell says he will compete again in the competition - but it may not be in 2014.
A controversial dairying development near Omarama is leading the way with its environmental practices.
Economists believe Fonterra's opening forecast for the 2013-2014 season should come in at between $6.60-$6.85/kg for milk solids.
Variable growing conditions caused by fickle weather was the biggest challenge this season for the Lincoln University dairy farm.
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Farmers selling their livestock through ‘Sunday night trading' is the main barrier in stopping meat industry reform, Silver Fern Farms director Herstall Ulrich says.
The use of lupins as a forage crop has helped a Mackenzie farmer win the fine wools section of the 2013 New Zealand Ewe Hogget Competition.
Colin Lyon hopes more beef farmers will consider trying his rare breed of cattle after making it to the Steak of Origin semifinals for the second time in three years.
The annual round of calf sales in South Canterbury has finished for another year with prices holding firm across the entire month of sales.
Smart informed financial decision-making has put Canterbury-North Otago farm manager of the year Richard Pearse on track to reach his goal of sharemilking by 2015.
Canterbury-North Otago dairy trainee of the year Adam Caldwell is proof townies can succeed in the dairy industry.
Environmental protection is part of the ethos of farming at Orari Gorge Station.
A monitoring process suggested wallaby numbers for 2012 were on average down slightly compared to the previous year, according to Environment Canterbury.
A decision on the viability of a meat processing facility on the Chatham Islands has been delayed due to the drought.
Federated Farmers hope that more younger people are persuaded to take up a career in farming.
Suggestions in a new study that climate change could cause a substantial increase in land available for viticulture in Canterbury has been treated with caution by a wine industry expert.
Recent rain has helped keep dairy grazing contract prices for Canterbury dairy farmers at similar levels to last year.
An extensive on-farm development has paid off for Morgan and Hayley Easton after they were recognised as the Canterbury-North Otago region's best sharemilkers.
Reputation and integrity mean everything for Ashburton contract milker Richard Pearse.
Oamaru couple Morgan and Hayley Easton have been named the 2013 Canterbury/ North Otago Sharemilker-Equity Farmers of the Year.
An on-line farm management tool is proving to be a hit with farm owners and Generation Y farm workers.