Pastures must soak up carbon from the atmosphere, Lyn Webster says.
Primary Industries' director general Martyn Dunne says the trend towards greater openness around food production should see rewards for good farmers.
Region's water quality trends the best in two decades, report shows.
Elite bull Noah's semen is being discounted for Manawatū farmers hit by the rain.
Farmers do not want subsidies to reduce the financial impact of including agriculture into the Emissions Trading Scheme.
A new sheep milking farm is to be established by the Spring Sheep Milking Company near Cambridge.
A genetics breakthrough is expected to save millions of kilograms of nitrate excreted onto dairy farms.
Dairy effluent discharges onto land needed to be well managed to reduce groundwater nitrate levels.
Dairy prices have fallen again, for the second consecutive auction.
Hamilton is hosting an international conference for precision agriculture experts.
Farms will soon carry biodegradable fingernail-sized sensors.
About 150,000 litres of dairy effluent overflowed into a Taranaki stream, making it "highly toxic".
Kiwitea School is holding a Trade Me type auction for items as big as tractors.
Palmerston North innovator company Sprout is looking for the best paddock to plate designs.
Farmers are over the big wet that has made working this miserable.
Two Taranaki dairy farmers are aiming to cut their calving period by almost a month.
The earn and learn new dairy apprenticeship scheme has been well received by all.
It's the wettest year on record in the Waikato and farmer Wayne Reynolds is praying for dry.
Fonterra farmers have until September to adjust farming systems so they fall below new palm kernel limits.
Not only are the Van Leeuwens affected by the cattle disease which has hit their farms - so are their workers and sharemilkers.
Officials believe they can contain the cattle disease Mycoplasma by killing 4000 cattle on infected properties.
OPINION: Perhaps we could turn to water exports instead of dairy.
City girl becomes dairy consultant.
Despite hesitation from outsiders, the van der Bijl family has formed a successful dairy business.
A new dairy apprenticeship programme has been launched.
OPINION: You have to dig deep to find out what's really happening at the dairy giant.
The new government will have a challenge on its hands to solve water quality.
Even though more milk is being produced than in recent times, China will absorb the increase.
Dairy company to spend some of its research and development budget at Massey.
John Hodge has never seen a winter and spring as wet as this one.