Thursday, April 25, 2024

Food and Fibre


Award-winning gelato company makes move to reduce food waste

Award-winning gelato company makes move to reduce food waste

Farmers WeeklyApr 23, 2024
Growing demand for artisanal gelato will see one of NZ’s largest manufacturers expand into retail – a move which will also see perishable fruit and vege diverted from landfills.

Another disrupter comes down the pike

Gerald PiddockApr 23, 2024
New report unpacks future scenarios for land use in New Zealand.

Proper Crisps sourcing local kūmara again

Gerhard UysApr 19, 2024
Local consumers can once again munch away at crisps grown from locally sourced kūmara.

Hot potato as spud crop surges back to life

Annette ScottApr 19, 2024
After a tough year, potatoes the pick of the crop thanks to a good growing season.


impossible burger

Meat should trade on a taste for the real thing

Allan BarberApr 3, 2024
Of all the winning attributes of red meat, taste is pretty much taken for granted, says Allan Barber.
Keeping farm and vet chemicals out of our food

Keeping farm and vet chemicals out of our food

Guest writerMar 28, 2024
NZ Food Safety’s work in this regard makes it the MedSafe of the ag and hort sector, says deputy director-general Vincent Arbuckle.
Research shows opportunities in ‘wellness’ for red meat

Research shows opportunities in ‘wellness’ for red meat

Farmers WeeklyMar 26, 2024
Consumers in US and Australia expressed interest in improving their health through eating red meat.
A food story built on fusion

A food story built on fusion

Farmers WeeklyMar 20, 2024
As a young country, NZ looks to make its own culinary traditions, and it all starts on farm.
Welsh farmers put boot in over green scheme

Welsh farmers put boot in over green scheme

Farmers WeeklyMar 7, 2024
Ag union brings 5500 pairs of wellies to parliament to highlight potential job losses.
Kūmara crop bounces back, better than ever

Kūmara crop bounces back, better than ever

Annette ScottMar 1, 2024
Warm weather brings favourite back to vege shelves after a tough season.
Quest to find golden fleece at Wanaka A&P

Quest to find golden fleece at Wanaka A&P

Annette ScottMar 1, 2024
Judges impressed by quality as they sort through record number of fine wool entries.
Incentivise farmers, don’t penalise them 

Incentivise farmers, don’t penalise them 

Guest writerFeb 28, 2024
Primary producers shouldn’t face a tax on their emissions, but be celebrated for meeting science-based targets, writes BLNZ chair Kate Acland.
Life’s better with gumboots

Life’s better with gumboots

Federated FarmersFeb 23, 2024
Being involved in something bigger than oneself is so good for the soul, newly appointed Federated Farmers Taranaki president says.
Sectors get candid about proposed Team Ag

Sectors get candid about proposed Team Ag

Farmers WeeklyFeb 16, 2024
Mixture of support and concerns as Team Ag idea gets industry excited.
Worker in milking shed with cows

MPI flags labour pressures in ministers’ ag briefing

Neal WallaceFeb 2, 2024
Ministry warns that NZ’s falling birthrate and ageing population will create further workforce pressures for industry.
Sims bows out after 13 years at AWDT

Sims bows out after 13 years at AWDT

Annette ScottFeb 2, 2024
Years at Agri-Women’s Development Trust a story of growth and transformation.
Waste not, want not

Waste not, want not

Craig PageFeb 2, 2024
More of us should follow the example of an Otago council that is trialling an innovative solution to a growing problem in NZ, writes Craig Page.
Top chef to farmers: ‘Thank you for what you do’

Top chef to farmers: ‘Thank you for what you do’

“It doesn’t matter how good you are as a cook, it’s about the product you start with," says award-winning chef Mat McLean
Researchers seek bio weapons against pathogens

Researchers seek bio weapons against pathogens

Gerhard UysJan 30, 2024
Lincoln University team to grow viruses that can kill the bacteria that harm plants and bees.
Farmed Landscapes workshop promises bright ideas

Farmed Landscapes workshop promises bright ideas

Farmers WeeklyJan 30, 2024
On campus or online, three-day event brings together primary production professionals.
Sectoral harmony bid is music to my ears

Sectoral harmony bid is music to my ears

Alan EmersonJan 30, 2024
Alan Emerson applauds moves towards creating a united ‘Team Ag’ to represent the primary sector.
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.
Young farmers – we want you: Feds

Young farmers – we want you: Feds

Federated FarmersJan 18, 2024
The next few years will be crucial for NZ agriculture, with decisions being made about big issues relating to the food and fibre sector, the farming body says.
The gift of time and care

The gift of time and care

David EadeJan 16, 2024
David Eade looks forward to a time when Kiwi farmers are revered for the meticulous attention they pay their products.
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.
Harvesting trust in food and farming

Harvesting trust in food and farming

Guest writerJan 9, 2024
Social licence is a key ingredient in building a thriving sector, says Katie Henderson.
Champions here for one another

Champions here for one another

Bryan GibsonDec 18, 2023
The wonderful thing about our small towns and rural communities is the way people are there for each other, writes Bryan Gibson.
Glimmers of hope in commodity forecasts for 2024

Glimmers of hope in commodity forecasts for 2024

Hugh StringlemanDec 15, 2023
Dairy and logs are two highlights in ANZ outlook.
Pulling an action-packed year into focus

Pulling an action-packed year into focus

Bryan GibsonDec 15, 2023
Farmers Weekly In Focus was on the ground recording the stories of farmers and other sector leaders. Host Bryan Gibson shares his podcast highlights for 2023.
Sector looking at 5% revenue drop this financial year

Sector looking at 5% revenue drop this financial year

Neal WallaceDec 14, 2023
McClay hails ‘strong result against a backdrop of challenging times’.
An extreme close up of a dairy cow's freckly nose and mouth.

Dairy farmers lead rebound in sector confidence

Annette ScottDec 14, 2023
Government policy a key reason for optimism among producers, Rabobank survey finds.
Zanda McDonald Award names finalists

Zanda McDonald Award names finalists

Farmers WeeklyDec 12, 2023
Three future leaders in ag from NZ and three from Australia chosen.
Raising a glass to better times ahead

Raising a glass to better times ahead

Craig PageDec 11, 2023
Since a change of government following October’s election, there is growing optimism in the primary sector, writes Craig Page.
Warning about wool as veteran bids industry farewell

Warning about wool as veteran bids industry farewell

Farmers WeeklyDec 8, 2023
PGG Wrightson’s Allan Jones retiring after almost six decades in the wool industry.
Diversification no walk in the park for farmers

Diversification no walk in the park for farmers

Neal WallaceDec 6, 2023
Ag Symposium hears from sector players who have experienced the ups and downs of the market.
Ending a tough year all facing forward

Ending a tough year all facing forward

Alan EmersonDec 5, 2023
Alan Emerson takes heart from an upbeat Federated Farmers end-of-year gathering.
Meat and milk a must for highest quality diets

Meat and milk a must for highest quality diets

Richard RennieDec 5, 2023
Critically, protein levels are lacking in the diets of 1 billion people on the planet, and more than 5 billion people lack sufficient calcium, iron, and vitamin E in their diets.
Man stands smiling between two rows of merchandise in a warehouse wearing a bright yellow safety vest.

Govt’s wool pledge could shift market

Bryan GibsonDec 1, 2023
The government owns so many buildings, its pledge to use wool in them where feasible could kickstart a recovery in strong-wool prices, says Bremworth CEO.
Alliance deploys probes to gauge eating quality

Alliance deploys probes to gauge eating quality

Farmers WeeklyDec 1, 2023
Artificial intelligence helps give real-time readings on intramuscular fat and marbling.
New govt hits reset on ag policies

New govt hits reset on ag policies

Neal WallaceNov 28, 2023
No fewer than 13 ag policies of previous government earmarked for reversal or review.
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