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Farmers Helping Feed Auckland Families This Christmas

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Farmers and growers are being asked to help put fresh food on the Christmas table for Aucklanders in need this year. Federated Farmers has launched a “Farmers Feed Families” campaign aimed at raising funds for the Auckland City Mission. … Read more »

Minister Missing When Agriculture Needs Him Most

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Agriculture Minister Damien OConnor must stand up for the industry that has carried New Zealand though the Covid crisis, says Nationals Agriculture spokesperson Barbara Kuriger. Every day, every facet of the industry is calling on the Minister to … Read more »

ACT MPs Back Rural New Zealand At Groundswell

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

All 10 ACT MPs will be out in support of rural New Zealand at Groundswell events around the country this weekend, says ACTs Primary Industries spokesperson and Ruawai Dairy Farmer Mark Cameron. We were hopeful after the last Groundswell … Read more »

Craigmore And ASB Team Up On $78 Million Sustainable Transition Loan

Press Release – ASB Bank

Craigmore Sustainables, one of the largest diversified farm management companies in Aotearoa, has secured nearly $80 million in funding from ASB in an innovative sustainability-focused deal. The sustainable transition loan provides a pathway to … Read more »

Feds Honours The Life And Work Of John Luxton

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers wishes to pass on its condolences to the family and friends of former Minister of Agriculture and dairy industry leader John Luxton who passed away today. “We pay our respects to acknowledge and praise the work John did for … Read more »

Checklist Helps Farmers To Be COVID-19 Prepared

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Farmers: Whats your plan if someone in your family or among your staff tests positive for COVID-19? As COVID-19 vaccination rates build and New Zealand begins to transition to coping with the disease without lockdowns and less reliance on managed … Read more »

Chickpea Genes Catalogued In Unprecedented Detail To Safeguard Your Protein Needs Amid Climate Warming

Press Release – Skoltech

A new study in Nature by an international research team featuring Skoltech researchers has looked at the DNA of over 3,000 chickpea plants, cataloguing all possible genetic variations in the species. The team proposes a breeding model for using that data … Read more »

CropX And IrrigationNZ Joining Forces On Irrigation Efficiency App ‘The Bucket Test’

Press Release – CropX

Global farm-management company CropX has a bold vision to ensure New Zealand farmers have access to better farming data that can help them improve their efficiency. After recently being included in the World Economic Forums 100 most promising Technology … Read more »

Watering The Crops, Not The Cars

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency reminds farmers to ensure irrigation machines are not spraying across the highway as the summer season gets underway in Canterbury. As well as being wasteful of water, it can create a slippery surface on a warm, sunny … Read more »

Review Of Mycoplasma Bovis Programme Identifies Key Lessons To Strengthen Biosecurity

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

An independent review of the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme has found it is on track to achieve a world-first eradication and makes recommendations to improve the wider biosecurity system. The review found that the programme, a partnership … Read more »

Entries Open For AgriKidsNZ And FMG Junior Young Farmer Of The Year For 2022 Season

Press Release – Young Farmers

The time has come for primary and high school students to get their teams together for the AgriKidsNZ and FMG Junior Young Farmer of the Year contests. Entries for the prestigious competitions have just opened for the 2022 season, with the events … Read more »

Dairy And Fertiliser Industries Responsible For NZ’s Declining Climate Performance

Press Release – Greenpeace

The international Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) released today , downgrades New Zealand efforts toward climate change reduction seven points from last years ranking, to 35th place. New Zealand is now among the low-ranking countries of the … Read more »

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