Friday, April 12, 2024

Agriculture


Farming brothers’ passing brings unique opportunity

Farming brothers’ passing brings unique opportunity

Hugh StringlemanApr 12, 2024
Pristine beach frontage, grazing blocks and more for sale at Ngahau Bay.

Farmer’s Voice speaks of crisis of confidence

Farmers WeeklyApr 11, 2024
New ag platform draws responses from scores who love their profession but are feeling low about it.

First Nations farmer demands that ag steps up

Richard RennieMar 11, 2024
Indigenous men and women make up only 2.5% of Australia’s farmers, and that’s something Worimi man Josh Gilbert is working hard to change.

Massey lays groundwork with teachers for ag ed

Farmers WeeklyMar 6, 2024
Classroom resources for teaching about soil erosion co-developed by varsity, educators.


Four farmer MPs deliver maiden speeches

Four farmer MPs deliver maiden speeches

Federated FarmersFeb 15, 2024
Four gumboot-wearing farmers, all with close links to Federated Farmers, have now delivered their maiden speeches in Parliament.
Sector leaders seek harmony, in talks to form ‘Team Ag’

Sector leaders seek harmony, in talks to form ‘Team Ag’

Neal WallaceJan 26, 2024
But bid to form a united lobbying front for ag gets a mixed reaction.
Straight talk outside the agri echo chamber

Straight talk outside the agri echo chamber

Bryan GibsonJan 12, 2024
A visiting Scottish Nuffield scholar urges farmers to adopt a collaborative approach and stop slagging off different iterations of food production.
A decade in the editor’s chair

A decade in the editor’s chair

Bryan GibsonJan 12, 2024
At every farming conference in those first years the mantra was of telling a better story – ‘If only people understood our value, they’d value our work', writes Bryan Gibson.
Man standing on a stairwell with a large mural behind him.

Fonterra keeps gas on Kowbucha

Richard RennieJan 10, 2024
Co-op ‘remains excited’ by results as trials test safety and efficacy of methane mitigation strategy.
Mark’s set, ready to hit the ground running 

Mark’s set, ready to hit the ground running 

Neal WallaceDec 18, 2023
A sign of its support for agriculture or a way to accommodate coalition dynamics? Either way, the appointment of three associate ministers of agriculture is unprecedented.
Hoggard at work to make farmers’ lives easier

Hoggard at work to make farmers’ lives easier

Neal WallaceDec 18, 2023
A sign of its support for agriculture or a way to accommodate coalition dynamics? Either way, the appointment of three associate ministers of agriculture is unprecedented.
‘Grow’ game plants a seed with students

‘Grow’ game plants a seed with students

Farmers WeeklyDec 8, 2023
Agri-focused board game sparks classroom engagement in sector topics.
Is farming art or science?

Is farming art or science?

Phil WeirNov 10, 2023
Do we follow a farming formula like cooks, or get creative like chefs, asks Phil Weir.
Diversity’s a winner from the ground up

Diversity’s a winner from the ground up

Guest writerNov 3, 2023
We need a deep rethink of how we use space, says Future Farmers member Findal Proebst.
Massey’s top ag and enviro students named

Massey’s top ag and enviro students named

Farmers WeeklyNov 1, 2023
Several distance students among winners at 30th annual awards event.
From the back paddock to the Beehive

From the back paddock to the Beehive

How has the newly elected List MPs' time in Federated Farmers set them up for the job in politics? 
NZ values its farmers, study finds

NZ values its farmers, study finds

Bryan GibsonOct 26, 2023
There’s no rural-urban divide, research finds, but better dialogue could help air concerns.
Who will fill ag’s seat in new cabinet?

Who will fill ag’s seat in new cabinet?

Neal WallaceOct 25, 2023
Sector keen to discover who will handle sensitive ag and trade portfolios.
The media are not out to get farming

The media are not out to get farming

Daniel EbOct 22, 2023
The work of journalists, like the work of farmers, really matters to society and they can be an easy target when things go wrong, says Daniel Eb.
Farmer confidence sinks to record low

Farmer confidence sinks to record low

Farmers WeeklyOct 11, 2023
Alone among farmers and growers, horticulturalists are feeling better about their operations.
Bonding through farming, fencing and a passion for all things ag

Bonding through farming, fencing and a passion for all things ag

Farmers WeeklySep 20, 2023
Shared love of working with animals creates bond between students.
Hipkins puts India trade, agritech high on agenda

Hipkins puts India trade, agritech high on agenda

BusinessDeskSep 6, 2023
Pledges to visit in first 100 days if elected PM.
You’ll find us between Groundswell and Greenpeace 

You’ll find us between Groundswell and Greenpeace 

Eve McCallumSep 6, 2023
The voice for the future needs to be farmer led, one where we acknowledge the nuances from farm to farm and work with farmers to change.
Politicos to lay out agri vision in election debate

Politicos to lay out agri vision in election debate

Farmers WeeklySep 6, 2023
Rural Issues Debate set for Mystery Creek ahead of October election.
Future farmers step up to have their say

Future farmers step up to have their say

Bryan GibsonSep 1, 2023
Young people working in food and fibre sector get organised.
National would restore farmers’ confidence, Luxon says

National would restore farmers’ confidence, Luxon says

Bryan GibsonAug 17, 2023
'I want farmers to know there’s nothing more important to New Zealand than agriculture.’
Ag holding its own in Otago, study shows

Ag holding its own in Otago, study shows

Neal WallaceAug 15, 2023
Sixty-six percent of region’s land devoted to primary production.
A couple of sparks and a fair few laughs in agri debate

A couple of sparks and a fair few laughs in agri debate

Allan BarberAug 14, 2023
Party-political part of the programme kicks off red meat conference.
Wāhine toa lead the way in food and fibre

Wāhine toa lead the way in food and fibre

Cheyenne WilsonAug 7, 2023
Agriculture’s young warrior women are an inspiration, says Cheyenne Wilson.
Lisa Rogers takes reins at Rural Leaders

Lisa Rogers takes reins at Rural Leaders

Farmers WeeklyJul 29, 2023
New CEO has held leadership roles at trust for past six years.
Green shoots of hope on post-cyclone land

Green shoots of hope on post-cyclone land

Richard RennieJul 24, 2023
Clear signs that orchards, arable and pastoral properties are starting to regenerate.
Sainsbury’s exec heaps praise on NZ farmers

Sainsbury’s exec heaps praise on NZ farmers

Neal WallaceJul 21, 2023
Country is ‘years ahead’ in meeting UK consumers’ sustainability standards.
NZ farmers ‘have what the world wants’

NZ farmers ‘have what the world wants’

Neal WallaceJul 21, 2023
Admirable farming practices chime with consumers’ post-covid world view, SFF conference hears.
A message from the PM: a promise to lead from the front on trade

A message from the PM: a promise to lead from the front on trade

Guest writerJul 21, 2023
Prime Minister Chris Hipkins says he knows how important it is for the government to pull out all the stops on exports.
Less livestock, more political ructions

Less livestock, more political ructions

Guest writerJul 20, 2023
Livestock, so often vilified in GHG debates, is in fact a solution if managed well, says John King.
Change will deliver us from the wolf

Change will deliver us from the wolf

Ben AndersonJul 19, 2023
It’s hard to see change as a positive when you feel under threat, says Ben Anderson.
Kelvin Wickham appointed CEO of Ballance

Kelvin Wickham appointed CEO of Ballance

Farmers WeeklyJul 19, 2023
Extensive experience abroad with Fonterra on new boss’s CV.
Confidence inches up from deep gloom

Confidence inches up from deep gloom

Gerald PiddockJul 13, 2023
Farmer sentiment has improved two quarters in a row in Rabobank’s Rural Confidence survey.
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Bank head calls for more partnership effort for farmers

Richard RennieJul 3, 2023
Food production a sensitive ecosystem, says Rabobank head.
Hail and farewell Wyn-Harris after 27 years from the ridge

Hail and farewell Wyn-Harris after 27 years from the ridge

Steve Wyn-HarrisJul 2, 2023
Ag New Zealand’s favourite scribe officially retires his weekly From the Ridge column.
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