The art of farming video

Initially Grennell was terrified of cows, but she's completely at ease with herd of highland cattle.

6 min ago  City living made her anxious and frustrated. So artist Lisa Grennell has embraced life on the farm.

Strawberry fields forever

Dr Mike Nichols' winter strawberry trials are proving successful.

Scientist has tried growing strawberries through winter since he was a teenager.

Moving with the times

Woodville farmer Rebecca Brown says her new role shows women are there with men at all levels of the farming industry.

Woodville farmer first woman elected as head of the Young Farmer competition.

NZ's 'hero' cheese crusader dies video

Biddy Fraser-Davies became an unlikely campaigner, who successfully pushed for changes to dairy regulations.

Biddy Fraser-Davies loved cheese and fought "the swamps of bureaucracy" to make it.

Blueberries $14 a punnet

Blueberries were selling for $16 a punnet, according to the post on Facebook.

Kiwi berry farmers are shocked to see local berries on the shelves this time of year.

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Aussie farmers go sour on Fonterra

Dairy farmer Ben Govett walks down the streets of Melbourne in 2016 to highlight the plight of the industry.

More and more Aussie farmers are supplying milk to Fonterra, but they're resentful over how little they get paid.

Farmwatch pig footage discounted

Pig farmer Ian Carter with mating stalls which are legal and used for seven days.

Farmwatch is secretly filming farms again but the pork industry is snorting at its claims.

M bovis testing for all farms again

All milking cows will have their milk tested for M bovis starting at the end of the month.

Results from the second round of milk testing for M bovis won't be known until November.

GM grass trial forges ahead

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Limited by GM experimentation rules in New Zealand, scientists took their research to the United States.

Super Fund ups investment in agribusiness

The NZ Super Fund has invested in NZ Gourmet, which is big in blueberries.

Half of the NZ Super Fund's investments in New Zealand are in agribusiness.

M. Bovis comes to North Canterbury

A restricted place notice on the roadside of a Mycoplasma bovis infected farm.

The first North Canterbury dairy farm has been confirmed as infected with Mycoplasma bovis. 

More animals used in experiments

Of the 34,000 mice used for research, testing and teaching in 2016, just 2 per cent survived.

Kiwi scientists used quarter of a million animals for research in 2016. More than 62,000 didn't survive.

Planted exports growing bigger roots

MPI has received "hundreds of calls" over the brown marmorated stink bug, which could cripple the horticulture industry ...

But if the brown marmorated stink bug invades it will chew a $2b hole in export value.

Finding right fertiliser formula

A plane spreads fertiliser on Joyce Wyllie's sheep farm at Kaihoka, Golden Bay.

Golden Bay sheep farmer and columnist Joyce Wyllie looks at the decisions and practicalities of using fertiliser.

'Muddy bun' craze fuels butter demand

The 'muddy bun' is the latest food trend to emerge from China.

Fonterra's Edgecumbe factory had to commission a new butter line to keep up with Chinese demand.

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