Dairy farmers feel the pinch

Global dairy prices have fallen for the seventh auction in a row to the lowest level since August 2016.

9:36 AM  Milk prices have taken another fall, as farm costs rise.

Fonterra reduces coal use

Energy Minister Megan Woods (centre) visits the Brightwater Fonterra site with Fonterra's Linda Thompson (left), and ...

8:39 AM  Fonterra's calls on the neighbours to help reduce its carbon footprint.

Rethink on water storage

Wairarapa communities recognise they will need more water.

A scaled back Wairarapa water storage scheme may get support from Government.

A2 posts record first quarter

Fonterra has joined the trend towards A2 milk, sold under its Anchor brand.

A2 Milk books more than $368m in revenue in one quarter.

M. bovis payments hit $6.1m

$6.1m has been paid out to Southland farmers in the wake of M. bovis. (File photo)

Southland farmers affected by cattle disease M bovis have been paid out $6.1 million but that number is expected to climb.

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Woolshed injuries targeted

In 2017, there were 755 work-related injuries in wool harvesting. A new online training tool seeks to reduce this figure.

Shearers go online to prevent injuries.

Blades shearers off to France

New Zealand's 2019 world shearing and woolhandling championships blades shearers Allan Oldfield (left), of Geraldine, ...

Two South Canterbury shearers have confirmed their places at the 2019 world shearing and woolhandling championships.

Are not-meat meats the future? video

The US beef market is critical to New Zealand given it makes up 44 per cent of total beef exports.

Alternative proteins are here to stay. But will there still be a place for our red meat industry?

Don't give up on older workers video

We often talk about millennials and their need to feel that they are making a contribution. Fifty-somethings are no ...

OPINION: Time for ageist society to realise older people have something to offer.

Raw-shucked, the best way to eat mussels

Mills Bay Mussels Art Blom reckons raw-shucked is the best way to eat mussels.

Raw-shucked mussels are the way to go, says quality over quantity advocate and Mills Bay Mussels owner Art Blom.

Sun shines at West Otago Show

Lilah Scott, 6, leads Daisy the lamb in the grand parade at the West Otago A&P Show.

New events popular with the crowd at this year's West Otago A&P Show.

Blame game stalls progress

The Ministry for the Environment listed agriculture as the source of 49 per cent of NZ's greenhouse gas emissions in 2016.

OPINION: We need to pioneer new ways to limit farm emissions, and bring farmers along for the ride.

Effluent stored in a bathtub

Of the 232 farms inspected, 34 had upgraded their effluent facilities while 69 were found to be significantly ...

Almost 30 per cent of Waikato farms inspected were non-compliant, including one using a bathtub to store effluent.

'Drier than normal'

"It's not panic status, but it's being aware of the situation," says Northbank farmer Scott Adams.

A soil hot spot report shows rural Marlborough is drier than anywhere else in the South Island.

Hemp plantings on high video

A female hemp plant.

If you see a cannabis crop in a paddock this summer it is most likely to be legal and a waste of time smoking.  

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