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Gene manipulation using algae could grow more crops with less water

12 Aug 20 - Tobacco plants have been modified with a protein found in algae to improve their photosynthesis and increase growth, while using less water, in a new advance that could point the way to...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Let's back buffalo

10 Aug 20 - Waikato farmers could be replacing dairy cows with buffalo if the region goes ahead with a plan to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions.

NZ and Ireland talk trade over ag emissions

7 Aug 20 - New Zealand is working with Ireland on trade solutions to the problem of carbon leakage in the agricultural sector.

Government backs regenerative farming

8 Jul 20 - The Government has unveiled a plan for the primary sector that includes a substantial switch to regenerative agriculture.

Livestock under pressure for nitrogen pollution

7 Jul 20 - The livestock sector is being singled out in new research for hugely increasing global nitrogen pollution.

Let's feed the people first, say ag leaders

2 Jul 20 - Agricultural industry leaders say they need to feed New Zealanders before the rest of the world.

NZ must rein in Fonterra, says US watchdog

16 Jun 20 - Fonterra is among 13 global dairy companies criticised for continuing to increase greenhouse gas emissions despite their climate damage.

Saucy sugar joins drive to find us better food

19 May 20 - Australia’s sugar industry is joining forces with health experts to call for a complete change to the world’s food systems.

New genetics regime will cut dairy herd emissions

12 May 20 - A new national regime for recording dairy genetics will help to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s herd, officials say.

Our hill-country is easy going for nitrous oxide

16 Apr 20 - New Zealand’s hill-country farms are releasing much less nitrous oxide than previously thought.

Scientists back soil sequestration

18 Mar 20 - Soil sequestration could remove billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide a year from the atmosphere, scientists say.

Experts to probe farm emissions tool

Ruth Fairhall

12 Mar 20 - A panel has been appointed to review the functioning of Overseer, the farm environmental modelling tool that could help farmers to measure their greenhouse gas emissions.

Maori land owners back biological farming

Te Horipo Karaitiana

6 Mar 20 - The owners of a million hectares of Maori land are turning their backs on “conventional” agriculture and adopting regenerative practices.

Startup predicts soil-carbon credits for farmers

Mike Taitoko

5 Mar 20 - A company connecting investors directly with farmers taking action on climate change says it expects they will, eventually, get credits for the carbon stored in their paddocks.

Government eyes new rules for inhibitors

14 Feb 20 - The Government is considering introducing new rules to govern the use of inhibitors in agriculture to avoid a repeat of the 2013 DCD trade disaster.

Urban farming focus of $100,000 research award

5 Feb 20 - An urban farming initiative is at the centre of the first $100,000 Pivot Award, a premier research award aimed at enabling innovation in Taranaki's agriculture sector.

EU urged to adopt meat tax to tackle climate emergency

5 Feb 20 - A sustainability charge on meat to cover its environmental damage could raise billions to help farmers and consumers produce and eat better food, according to a report.

Farms must go back to the future, says minister

Damien O'Connor

30 Jan 20 - Farmers will have to move away from intensive, specialised farming as climate change bites, the agriculture minister says.

Minister questions forest conversion claims

Damien O'Connor

12 Nov 19 - The Government denies large areas of productive farmland are being converted to forestry as the country tries to offset its greenhouse gas emissions.

Farmers and foresters are taking to the streets

14 Oct 19 - Tensions between farmers and foresters over land acquisitions are about to be played out on the streets of Wellington.

4 Oct 19  NZ bankrolls Scottish search for clean green sheep

2 Oct 19  ROBO-CROP: Five roles robots will play in future of farming

1 Oct 19  Why environment has place in red-meat debate

26 Sep 19  Farmers fret over green demands, says bank

9 Sep 19  Food supplies under threat as phosphate supply runs short

5 Sep 19  FARMING FUTURE: When a fence is not a fence

23 Aug 19  HEMP HURRAH: Bigger than oil, says backer

21 Aug 19  Pioneer pushes farming for soil-carbon credits

20 Aug 19  SOIL STUDY: What's going on beneath our feet?

12 Aug 19  Changing climate now farmers' biggest worry

26 Jul 19  Food growers fear loss of land to dairying

25 Jul 19  Farmers back 2030 methane cuts - but not 2050

16 Jul 19  Pigs in the shade: This radical farming system banks on trees

15 Jul 19  Think bioenergy for woodlots, farmers told

4 Jul 19  Farmers table offer for cutting methane

1 Jul 19  Nervous farmers eye methane cut obligations

17 Jun 19  Nats vow to fight farm emissions moves

10 Jun 19  Farmers not alone in methane mix, say Nats

5 Jun 19  IT'S OFFICIAL:We should cut down on meat meals

4 Jun 19  Why many farmers aren't cutting emissions

6 May 19  Disbeliever Brash turns financial backer

3 May 19  Carbon farming could be the way, says Rabobank

1 May 19  Farm emissions can be slashed, says scientist

16 Apr 19  Farmers fight build-up of salt in soils

8 Apr 19  Don't rule out GE as a solution, say farmers

27 Feb 19  FLY FEAR: Fruit pest will enjoy warming climate

15 Feb 19  Farmers put climate worries on back burner

31 Jan 19  Why we must have climate-smart farming

29 Nov 18  We must farm fewer animals, say scientists

23 Nov 18  Use of nitrogen must be curbed, says OECD

5 Nov 18  Nitrogen inhibitors could return to the farm

31 Oct 18  Emissions failure will hurt farmers, says Fonterra

23 Oct 18  TINY TRACTORS: Welcome to the rise of the robot farmer

16 Oct 18  How the world dairy herd could be brought to its knees

17 Sep 18  Farms can grow more and slow climate change

13 Sep 18  Vertical farming sounds great but it eats energy

10 Sep 18  Fewer cows can mean more profit, says scientist

17 Jul 18  Europe climate strategy forgets about soil

17 Jul 18  The what, where, when and why of food production

31 May 18  Seaweed slashes cow emissions, say scientists

16 May 18  Sheep and beef farmers make carbon-neutral call

10 May 18  Get ready for longer droughts, warn scientists

8 May 18  Young scientists to get NZ study money

23 Feb 18  Dodgy rainfall becoming big worry in grazing regions

13 Feb 18  Changing climate could bring bad news for broccoli

2 Feb 18  Sustainable agriculture needs financing

6 Dec 17  Watch what you eat, scientists tell the rich

5 Dec 17  Memo Americans: Hold the beef

22 Nov 17  Dairying sees green as the new colour of business

17 Nov 17  Farming organically could cut gas emissions

15 Nov 17  Fonterra intends to get rid of coal ... later

15 Nov 17  Down on the farm, data's in the driving seat

13 Nov 17  Livestock emissions must be cut, say scientists

8 Nov 17  Climate change brings truffles to Wales

8 Nov 17  Five reasons not to spray the bugs this summer

7 Nov 17  Blockchain powers consumer choice at Thanksgiving

6 Nov 17  Carbon-neutral eggs, anyone?

3 Nov 17  Rooftop gardens a game-changer for Wellington

20 Oct 17  UN launches $1bn fund for sustainable farming

18 Oct 17  Agrifood mergers bad for farmers, warn experts

9 Oct 17  Feeding grain to farm animals to hit $1tn a year

5 Oct 17  Factory farming is a threat to all life on the planet

5 Oct 17  Why eating grass-fed beef isn’t going to help fight climate

2 Oct 17  NZ safe from global animal emissions discovery

2 Oct 17  Livestock emit more methane than we thought

26 Sep 17  SHEAR CRUELTY: Forget fur, is it time to stop wearing wool?

15 Sep 17  Climate change threatens Te Puke kiwifruit

12 Sep 17  Nats vow to 'turbo-charge' farming grants

8 Sep 17  Swiss pay heavy price for intensive farming

30 Aug 17  NZ backs global climate research project

30 Aug 17  Poultry plant earns applause for water use

23 Aug 17  Researchers to probe rich options for Maori land

22 Aug 17  Climate threatens three of four vital grain crops

17 Aug 17  Every degree of warming counts for crop harvests

9 Aug 17  Sustainable Farming Fund grants open

18 Jul 17  Livestock mega farms booming in Britain

27 Jun 17  Organic farming might not cut climate risk

26 Jun 17  Federated Famers warns of consequences

23 Jun 17  CARBON CATCH-22: The pollution in our soil

21 Jun 17  COUNTRY CALL: Farmers want ETS and water price

15 Jun 17  We must do something, dairy industry agrees

6 Jun 17  Booming dairy industry drives up emissions

29 May 17  Food industry is cooking the planet

9 May 17  Targeted forests could slash farm emissions

3 May 17  Water shortage could hurt European farmers

26 Apr 17  Dutch building Europe’s first vertical farm

21 Apr 17  Weird weather is being felt down on the farm

19 Apr 17  We must make our soils great again

7 Apr 17  America’s farmers face uncertain future

6 Apr 17  Healthy soil is the real key to feeding the world

5 Apr 17  March of Myrtle rust could mean trouble for trees

3 Apr 17  Farms can grow production … and cut emissions

27 Mar 17  COW QUESTION: California gets to grips with farm emissions

24 Mar 17  Europe poised for total ban on bee-harming pesticides

23 Mar 17  FAMILY FEUD: Princess Anne backs GM crops and livestock

17 Mar 17  Phosphorous is vital ... and we're running out

13 Mar 17  Organic farming matters - just not in the way you think

2 Mar 17  Heat shows need to adapt livestock management

1 Mar 17  Creative technology can turn a profit on food waste

23 Feb 17  Farmers want action on land use and tree planting

23 Feb 17  Solar energy powers sustainable solutions

22 Feb 17  Government eyes land-use changes to cut emissions

22 Feb 17  RAISING THE STEAKS: Startup crowdfunds sustainable beef

13 Feb 17  ROBO BEES: Mini-drones could help out with pollination duties

10 Feb 17  How mini-farms can achieve maxi-production

8 Feb 17  Seawater puts a dent in delta rice production

26 Jan 17  US faces ‘abrupt and substantial’ crop losses

16 Dec 16  Farming faces pressure from global methane rise

8 Dec 16  Healthy soils could start at the dairy shed

8 Dec 16  Nitrogen pollution forgotten element of climate change

7 Dec 16  Pay farmers to fix environment, say scientists

6 Dec 16  CLIMATE CALL: Waterway plantings worth billions

30 Nov 16  World warming almost certain to affect wheat yields

29 Nov 16  Rural bank warns farmers of green backlash

21 Nov 16  EDS tries to stop Mackenzie land conversions

9 Nov 16  Tax meat and dairy to cut emissions, study urges

1 Nov 16  New carbon farming technology could drive up farm profits

1 Nov 16  Changing rainfall patterns threaten food production

27 Oct 16  Students make critical nitrogen-pasture link

27 Oct 16  Scientist wins honour for dairying work

20 Oct 16  Secret ingredient lures bees into making more food

17 Oct 16  Monoculture the enemy of our rainforests

14 Oct 16  Seaweed could cut methane emissions from cows

11 Oct 16  Agroforestry can help the planet (and profits)

6 Oct 16  Trendy foods should come with a recipe for sustainability

30 Sep 16  Farewell to green movement's prince of permaculture

28 Sep 16  Food supply fears spark China's global land grab

28 Sep 16  Farming mega-mergers threaten food security

23 Sep 16  What we can do about threats to our food security and feed nine billion people

16 Sep 16  Agriculture emissions continue to grow

15 Sep 16  Lower crop yields test market forces

14 Sep 16  Now it's milk ... minus the dairy industry

13 Sep 16  Warmer world not healthy for wheat crops

12 Sep 16  Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet

12 Sep 16  Making wine brings a lot of energy headaches

12 Sep 16  Planting flooded paddies raises rice methane threat

5 Sep 16  FLY BUYS: Insects could be the animal food of the future

5 Sep 16  Planet paying high price for palm oil profits

18 Aug 16  Countdown to push free-range eggs

16 Aug 16  Simple pollination steps help cotton farmers

15 Aug 16  Why farmers should give up the plough

11 Aug 16  Dairy groups blast methane reductions

9 Aug 16  Fonterra turns dairy waste into fertiliser

8 Aug 16  Landcorp to can palm kernel animal feed

5 Aug 16  Trees clear winner as carbon farmer cashes in

3 Aug 16  BEE WARNED: Agriculture stands to lose millions

2 Aug 16  Farming fund looks for new customers

29 Jul 16  How right price, right credits would suit farmers

26 Jul 16  Irish agriculture faces emissions dilemma

19 Jul 16  Solar farms offer bonus for tropical crops

18 Jul 16  DROUGHT-DODGER: Let's hear it for the humble bean

7 Jul 16  FULL OF BEANS: Pulses should fill the food basket

6 Jul 16  Do cows get seasick? Here comes the floating dairy farm

4 Jul 16  What do you do with 162 million tonnes of manure?

27 Jun 16  How science can strengthen endangered plants

24 Jun 16  The race is on to feed a warming world

23 Jun 16  Can robots cut farming’s carbon footprint?

16 Jun 16  Farming's climate impacts getting worse

9 Jun 16  Extreme weather turning some crops toxic

8 Jun 16  Soil researcher has a wee problem

1 Jun 16  Farm trust chief ends 10 years at helm

30 May 16  Nanotechnology can help us to grow more food

27 May 16  Farming’s dirty needs have a deadly effect

27 May 16  PORK TALK: UN expert calls for tax on meat production

26 May 16  Cattle drugs could fuel climate change, study suggests

23 May 16  Climate food shocks not good news for us, says report

23 May 16  Farming needs to play a lead role to meet Paris targets

19 May 16  BLOWIN' IN THE WIND: China's desertification dust is even reaching our shores

19 May 16  Why we need soil microbes to fight climate change

28 Apr 16  There's no need to fell forests to feed the world

20 Apr 16  Feeding cows brassicas might solve the nitrogen problem

19 Apr 16  Agriculture key to UN sustainable goals

18 Apr 16  Farming fund backs 25 sustainable projects

15 Apr 16  Wasted food places heavy burden on climate

14 Apr 16  China buys up farmland in central France

14 Apr 16  Hotel chain grows own veges to cut food waste

12 Apr 16  There's a sea of our soil ending up in the ocean

5 Apr 16  GM crops can thrive as climate warms

30 Mar 16  Rising heat brings earlier (and better) vintage

29 Mar 16  Cuba’s sustainable agriculture at risk in US thaw

23 Mar 16  No worries, says Key, science will save the world

23 Mar 16  Are vegetables really the most low-carbon diet?

22 Mar 16  Goodies v baddies ... why labelling is holding farming back

17 Mar 16  Give ETS strength, pleads forest industry chief

15 Mar 16  Climate needs Africa’s farmers to change fast

11 Mar 16  New methane probe points finger at agriculture

8 Mar 16  Dairy dive has message, says eco economist

29 Feb 16  Scientists study slow-burning trees

23 Feb 16  Climate change is killing off India’s giant bees

15 Feb 16  Organic farmers win better base for milk price

15 Feb 16  Effluent reduction model could change dairying

15 Feb 16  How a phosphorus shortage could leave us short of food

9 Feb 16  Govt's ETS stand has dangers, say economists

9 Feb 16  It's time to rethink what we want from farming

9 Feb 16  Disease threatens to kill off bananas ... but there's a way we might save them

2 Feb 16  How planning helps these farmers to beat the climate

18 Jan 16  UK must balance food farming impacts

15 Dec 15  New food status doesn't let NZ off the hook

15 Dec 15  Govt didn't ask officials about agriculture and the ETS review

15 Dec 15  Farmers would do better to understand the land

7 Dec 15  Catastrophe looms as arable land is lost

30 Nov 15  Plant to beat emissions, expert tells farmers

30 Nov 15  Taupo farmers take sustainability award

30 Nov 15  Can eating less meat really tackle climate change?

16 Nov 15  Fires and drought put pressure on US agriculture

2 Nov 15  Best not to mess with agriculture yet, says NZ First

2 Nov 15  Spread of drylands will hit poorer nations hardest

27 Oct 15  Groser confirms emissions backlash fear

27 Oct 15  BNZ's farmers are serious about climate change

19 Oct 15  A new era of migration ... and not just for people

12 Oct 15  France has a soil plan – and it’s not just about wine

12 Oct 15  Climate-smart villages boost Nepali farmers' harvests

5 Oct 15  Pesticides are not the only way to deal with insects

28 Sep 15  Our farming economics are flawed, says economist

28 Sep 15  Here's to a low-emissions future for agriculture

28 Sep 15  How low-tech farming can help African farmers

21 Sep 15  Backlash fear stopped move on agriculture emissions

21 Sep 15  No action on agriculture could cost us $13b

31 Aug 15  Climate models may misjudge soils' carbon emissions

17 Aug 15  Extreme weather puts Africa's food security at risk

17 Aug 15  Added gene can make rice more climate-friendly

10 Aug 15  Land deal runs foul of investment office

3 Aug 15  As biodiversity declines on corn farms, pest problems grow

27 Jul 15  Soil maps could help show the way for farmers

27 Jul 15  Forecasting dead zones and toxic algae in US waterways: a bad year for Lake Erie

20 Jul 15  Groser pleads special case for animal emissions

13 Jul 15  Warming planet heightens plight of the bumblebee

8 Jul 15  Ambitious, but we'll do our bit, say farmers

6 Jul 15  Is palm oil the scourge of the earth, or a wonder crop?

22 Jun 15  We must act now to save farming industry, says expert

22 Jun 15  Frustrated local farm adviser heads overseas

22 Jun 15  Waste to wealth: the hidden potential of waste from fruit

22 Jun 15  Rise in CO2 could restrict growing days for crops

22 Jun 15  University site dishes the dirt on soils

8 Jun 15  Clean water company seeks public backing

8 Jun 15  How modern crops can ensure food security in a heatwave

2 Jun 15  Clean-green brand not working overseas, says report

2 Jun 15  Coffee drinkers beware, your brew will change with the climate

25 May 15  We're overdoing farm fertilisers, says report

25 May 15  Farmers given early warning about hungry crop pest

25 May 15  Farmers hold the key to nature conservation ... so give them a break

18 May 15  You must find a way, academics tell farmers

11 May 15  You asked for it ... organic milk heads for the shops

4 May 15  Meat processor aims high to curb emissions

28 Apr 15  The word is out ... dairying costs more than income

20 Apr 15  Minister happy with dairying emissions progress

13 Apr 15  More cows means double the gas emissions

13 Apr 15  Industrial corn farming is ruining health and water

7 Apr 15  Hi-tech farming seen as way to green the food chain

30 Mar 15  Beat-the-heat beans could keep feeding millions

30 Mar 15  We got it wrong, admits Ballance

23 Mar 15  No matter how you cut it, the answer is ecosystem services

16 Mar 15  Chemical fertilisers poison our water, says study

23 Feb 15  Climate impacts on European farmers’ yields per field

16 Feb 15  Oil aside, we’ve reached peak chicken, peak rice, and peak milk

9 Feb 15  Chatham Rock awaits island phosphate ruling

9 Feb 15  New labelling rules steer shoppers clear of palm oil

2 Feb 15  Nutrients maker helping farmers to go green

27 Jan 15  Forest owners seek truth about dairying

27 Jan 15  Climate’s threat to wheat is rising by degrees

27 Jan 15  UN stresses need for genetic diversity

27 Jan 15  Africa will be able to feed itself within the next 15 years

22 Dec 14  Dairying costs exceed export income, says report

22 Dec 14  Organic techniques closing gap on farming yields

8 Dec 14  Why our ‘silent ally’ soils are on the endangered list

1 Dec 14  Memo farmers: Learn to manage your methanotrophs

24 Nov 14  Green Revolution trebles human burden on planet

17 Nov 14  Diet's effects on emissions give food for thought

3 Nov 14  Southern winery wins green award ... again

3 Nov 14  Salt-poisoning a growing threat to crops

28 Oct 14  Honey hits the jackpot for steep-land believer

20 Oct 14  Soils SOS as cities gobble up our best growing land

20 Oct 14  A new agricultural economy is knocking on the door

13 Oct 14  New Zealand is drying out ... and here’s why

13 Oct 14  Landcorp bio-generation scheme runs out of gas

6 Oct 14  We're wrong about waterways, admits Government

6 Oct 14  Listen to LUCI and keep land use on the level

29 Sep 14  Use your phone to report water pollution

29 Sep 14  Win some, lose some ... that's climate change

22 Sep 14  We're spending millions, say green-wise farmers

22 Sep 14  Pumped-up couple win energy award

16 Sep 14  NZ scientists line up first lo-gas sheep

16 Sep 14  It makes no sense to rely on the same few crops

16 Sep 14  Drain the milk lake and create healthier, happier cows

8 Sep 14  Angry green-plan backers desert Horizon council

8 Sep 14  Attention farmers: Stand by for a proliferation of pests

1 Sep 14  Scientists claim fertiliser breakthrough

4 Aug 14  Climate change increases the odds of a hungry world

1 Aug 14  Why swimmable rivers are a bridge too far

1 Aug 14  Organic farming growing rapidly, says EU

1 Aug 14  Warming world wake-up call for Asia

25 Jul 14  Scientist sees smart farmers already changing systems

25 Jul 14  Big thinking, fresh thinking key to our future

11 Jul 14  Savvy farmers back push for clean-tech economy

11 Jul 14  Australian farmers led astray on carbon farming

4 Jul 14  Why carbon tax proposal won't work

27 Jun 14  Climate crisis puts pressure on King Corn

27 Jun 14  Green award finds top farmers

6 Jun 14  Fonterra and DOC join hands for green growth

30 May 14  Learn new ways to manage pests

23 May 14  Seeds for all seasons when farmers get together

16 May 14  Drought lines up corn for a fall

16 May 14  You could bill the beef, scientists tell Brazil

9 May 14  Food crops might lose their bite, says report

24 Apr 14  Farmers earn environment awards

17 Apr 14  Agriculture gas emissions on the rise, warns UN

17 Apr 14  More CO2 could limit plants' protein output

17 Apr 14  Maori agribusiness gets $2m boost

11 Apr 14  Academic gets funds for drought studies

28 Mar 14  Heat extremes put major crops at risk, say scientists

28 Mar 14  California goes nuts for water

21 Mar 14  Water is the key in a hungry world

21 Mar 14  Burger chain goes free-range

21 Mar 14  Canberra outlines new farm opportunities

14 Mar 14  Public wary of DOC's new business role

14 Mar 14  Farmers remain free of emissions obligations

14 Mar 14  Now you can check it out before you buy ... by phone

14 Mar 14  Eight ways to better manage our livestock

28 Feb 14  Morgan going to public with water campaign

28 Feb 14  Taxpaper faces $500,000 bill for lake clean-up

28 Feb 14  Energy-wise dairy farmers could save millions

14 Feb 14  British farmers keen on Kiwi scientist's no-tillage methods

7 Feb 14  New water moves not enough, says commissioner

7 Feb 14  Dilmah founder bankrolls 'green' tea to save the planet

24 Jan 14  Drought message is clear, says climate study

24 Jan 14  Study doubts value of land abatements

24 Jan 14  Tiny sensors will allow bees to tell us their troubles

24 Jan 14  Farmers put weight behind water storage

20 Dec 13  Don't burn crop rubble, says scholar

6 Dec 13  Mix rice straw with wool and you get ... Mibu

22 Nov 13  Local bodies need no-till, says scientist

15 Nov 13  Smartrafts ... smart way to treat waterways

15 Nov 13  Palm oil group agrees on new rules

1 Nov 13  Winemakers serious about sustainability

1 Nov 13  How new food forest courses will add to our larder

18 Oct 13  NZ turns away Australian carbon units

18 Oct 13  Would you like cadmium with that?

4 Oct 13  Pressure grows to act on Maui's dolphin

27 Sep 13  Dung beetles dig in down south

27 Sep 13  High Court throws out One Plan appeals

20 Sep 13  Scientist gets $2m for dairy research

23 Aug 13  Interest in eels pleases green watchdog

2 Aug 13  Apiarists beg Government to bee serious

19 Jul 13  GE scientists deliver clear message to NZ

5 Jul 13  Nation is green-obsessed, says farming chief

5 Jul 13  It's not all about profit, says farm report

28 Jun 13  Pollution puzzle: We're using more water than we've got

14 Jun 13  Farming in ETS is madness, says Groser

7 Jun 13  Farmers slam fracking opposition

7 Jun 13  Solar power access gets easier for farmers

7 Jun 13  Farmers elect green president

31 May 13  Dole agrees to remove controversial stickers

24 May 13  Biofuels + Food = farming winner

17 May 13  Farm couple finds Asia an eye-opener

26 Apr 13  Eco report points finger at fishing

26 Apr 13  No word yet on tree-planting plans

19 Apr 13  Women want out of the barn and into the boardroom

12 Apr 13  Fracking waste danger to food, say Greens

28 Mar 13  Science claims victory in beetle battle

8 Mar 13  Critics uneasy with Fonterra-DOC deal

22 Feb 13  Voluntary deals don't work, say Greens

8 Feb 13  Gas research centre gets more funding

25 Jan 13  Southern lignite stupid idea, says farmer

18 Jan 13  Bio crop could put money in the margins

18 Jan 13  Research scientists eye funding for funds

18 Jan 13  Early seasons spring plant surprises

7 Dec 12  Agriculture: It's not all bad news

30 Nov 12  Environment watchdog questions fracking

23 Nov 12  Winemaker walks off with world award

26 Oct 12  Cheap price to pay, says Labour

26 Oct 12  Care of our oceans lacking, say experts

26 Oct 12  Philippines wins NZ geothermal help

26 Oct 12  Speak up for our seabirds

19 Oct 12  Farmers want action on water quality

19 Oct 12  OPINION: There's no free lunch with water

5 Oct 12  Scientists out to develop better seeds

28 Sep 12  Farmers see plan as a step too far

21 Sep 12  Fund backs war on wilding pines

14 Sep 12  Ross Sea plan embarrassing, say Greens

7 Sep 12  Bold farm plan: Let's trade in effluent

7 Sep 12  Discharge rules inevitable, says farmer

31 Aug 12  Coconut compound does the trick

24 Aug 12  Transpower wins energy award

17 Aug 12  NZ farmers impress soil scientist

17 Aug 12  We must value water, say irrigators

3 Aug 12  Don't stand back, environment adviser tells NZ

3 Aug 12  Ministry offers $8m sustainability boost

27 Jul 12  Sustainability must on menu, says report

27 Jul 12  Sheep emissions loophole to close

13 Jul 12  Fisheries report gives NZ a nod

6 Jul 12  Bio-farming pays the bills, says study

15 Jun 12  Court fines sharemilker $25,000

25 May 12  Science out to solve carbon mystery

25 May 12  Tool measures hort gas emissions

27 Apr 12  View of oceans must change, says expert

13 Apr 12  It's good to be GE-free, says council

11 Apr 12  Agriculture might get 2018 reprieve

5 Apr 12  Don't be a chimp this Easter, says zoo

30 Mar 12  Agriculture key to ETS credibility

23 Mar 12  Protect fresh water sources, says report

2 Mar 12  Gas technology lines Aussie pockets

24 Feb 12  Converting farmers like low carbon

17 Feb 12  Why sludge is starting to look sexy

10 Feb 12  Lignite could fight cadmium, says study

10 Feb 12  Stand by ... the weather will get worse

27 Jan 12  $500m boost if farm emissions cut

16 Dec 11  Clean streams progress just a trickle

2 Dec 11  Cadmium, compaction, carbon ... our soil is under attack

2 Dec 11  Fonterra forces farmers to fence

2 Dec 11  Smart meters need study, says expert

25 Nov 11  Biological farming gets cash boost

18 Nov 11  Farmers growing keen on sustainability

11 Nov 11  Pig gas turns into nice little earner

28 Oct 11  Greens air milk disposal worries

30 Sep 11  Scientist: PM didn't tell the whole story

30 Sep 11  Reward inhibitor farmers, says study group

30 Sep 11  Eggs deserve a break, says committee

23 Sep 11  Taupo diffuses water time-bomb

16 Sep 11  Farmers could make money from new-deal ETS

12 Aug 11  Ag emissions move difficult, says minister

24 Jun 11  ETS review looks at rewards for farmers

24 Jun 11  NZ spearheads agri-emissions research

17 Jun 11  Science eyes new way to measure farm gases

17 Jun 11  Try incentives for farmers, says broker

27 May 11  Labour might sweeten ETS deal for farmers

27 May 11  Green science centre could be a loser

27 May 11  Estimates pinpoint cost of ETS to farmers

13 May 11  ETS reviewers eye Australian farm plan

13 May 11  Figures show we're not so bad, say farmers

8 Apr 11  New centre gets up close to nitrous oxide

8 Apr 11  Study suggests bio-farming does the job

8 Apr 11  Greens question Fonterra over water action

25 Mar 11  Scientists show biochar slashes animal gas

25 Mar 11  New centre will test gas samples

18 Mar 11  Jilted Fonterra to plead case at ETS review

11 Mar 11  Fertiliser firm wins battle over inhibitor

25 Feb 11  NZ farmers happy with omission of agriculture

25 Feb 11  Science key to the future, says Gluckman

18 Feb 11  Fewer emissions aid rural sector, says Garnaut

11 Feb 11  Ag emissions calculator updated

28 Jan 11  Animal emissions going under microscope

21 Jan 11  Some growers qualify for free carbon credits

17 Dec 10  CANCUN: Give money to research, says FedFarm

26 Nov 10  Top dairy farmers to talk sustainability

19 Nov 10  Farmers must come first, says Dairy group

19 Nov 10  What Nick Smith said to farmers

19 Nov 10  Farming call vital for forests, says scientist

19 Nov 10  ETS leading to farm subsidies, warns Fed head

12 Nov 10  Dairying gets head around the environment

12 Nov 10  ETS not the way to go, says FedFarm

1 Oct 10  Former MP heads agriculture advisory group

20 Aug 10  Inaugural National Winner Features In 2011 Ballance Farm Environment Awards

6 Aug 10  Now's the time to apply to farming fund

30 Jul 10  No country for farmers? ... what Federated Farmers said on carbon forestry

9 Jul 10  Soil saviour Flannery to tell our farmers how

9 Jul 10  'Bogus' food miles theory still a concern, says food council

25 Jun 10  We won't dump you in it, minister tells farmers

18 Jun 10  Clover breakthrough could cut farm emissions

11 Jun 10  Organic farmer: We're not all the same

11 Jun 10  You had enough time, MAF tells farmers

11 Jun 10  NIWA scientists put better nitrogen management on the farm to the test

4 Jun 10  Help us make money from carbon, pleads dairyman

4 Jun 10  ...and what Federated Farmers says about sheep farms and the ETS

4 Jun 10  Vital ETS rules for agriculture emissions being prepared

21 May 10  Fonterra vows to fight on for free credits share

7 May 10  Government takes ETS hardline with farmers

9 Apr 10  Countries expected to agree on animal-emissions action

1 Apr 10  Kiwi dollars might fund overseas research

26 Feb 10  Scientists aim to unlock ag-gas emissions secrets

19 Feb 10  Australian firms eye biochar production

29 Jan 10  Scientists hot on the trail of burp-maker

18 Dec 09  NZ might get its way, says business council head

18 Dec 09  NZ pours $45m into global research fund

11 Dec 09  Indoor dairying cuts emissions, says expert

11 Dec 09  Organic farming key to cutting emissions

4 Dec 09  No-go Nicolson: It's best I stay down on the farm

27 Nov 09  Soil sequestration seen as cash boost for farmers

20 Nov 09  Frustrated farmers: The tractors are coming

6 Nov 09  Farmers might move offshore, warns Fonterra

6 Nov 09  Methane scare: NZ urged to watch and wait

23 Oct 09  Farming opportunites huge, says recruiter

23 Sep 09  Switch to trees pays off for carbon-conscious farmer

23 Sep 09  Let farmers opt in to ETS, says expert

18 Sep 09  World is listening to us, says Groser

21 Aug 09  New tech means farmers can turn dung into dollars

31 Jul 09  Fruit producers lead way in carbon footprinting

24 Jul 09  Our ag emissions in the spotlight, says minister

17 Jul 09  Agriculture (at last) on world emissions agenda

17 Jul 09  Govt sees NZ as leader in ag emissions research

14 Jul 09  Need for balance in climate change targets, says Meat & Wool New Zealand

10 Jul 09  Soil carbon question difficult, says minister

10 Jul 09  We're no climate deniers, says farm leader

7 Jul 09  Voluntary soil carbon market on the way

7 Jul 09  Kiwifruit wins share of $8m carbon fund

7 Jul 09  Avocado growers look for carbon answers

5 Jun 09  Climate change: Where there's a Wills there's a way

2 Jun 09  New centre to study agriculture gas emissions

2 Jun 09  MAF's message: Our way of farming must change

2 Jun 09  Organics campaigner sends key message to farmers

29 May 09  Budget investment brings hope for sustainability science, says OANZ

15 May 09  Organic fruit growing gets carbon clearance

1 May 09  Zespri aims high as carbon-clean producer

28 Apr 09  You must adapt, minister tells farmers

24 Apr 09  Kiwi researchers in major cow methane breakthrough

24 Apr 09  Coastal Farmers take environment award

21 Apr 09  Inhibitors no silver bullet, warn farmers

7 Apr 09  Welsh firm claims answer to methane emissions

3 Apr 09  Agricultural emissions can be cut 13% today - at a profit, says Sustainability Council

27 Mar 09  Follow the Danes on animal tax, say farmers

17 Mar 09  Farmers want agriculture, food out of ETS

10 Mar 09  Rising tides seen as threat to our wetlands

20 Feb 09  Canadians woo our farmers with cash-for-carbon deal

17 Feb 09  New grass could wipe out cattle gas emissions

17 Feb 09  Biochar pioneer recruits top Australian scientist

13 Feb 09  NZ could take lead on climate-saving biochar, says scientist

3 Feb 09  Kyoto soil carbon rules don't fit NZ, says official

30 Jan 09  JATROPHA: Everyone should plant it, says grower

27 Jan 09  Dairy farmers place orders for local biogas system

20 Jan 09  It's all win-win for no-till farmers, says scientist

16 Jan 09  Farming attitude change could slash NZ emissions

2 Dec 08  ETS review could damage farming, says Pedersen

2 Dec 08  British bulldog snarls Kyoto message Downunder

2 Dec 08  We're risking our clean reputation, says organics chief

4 Nov 08  Key ETS agriculture decisions out this month

28 Oct 08  ETS will put us out of business, says horticulture chief

24 Oct 08  MAF’s master tool for farm emissions measurement in doubt

14 Oct 08  Anderton vows to shelter farmers troubled by ETS

30 Sep 08  Kiwi company claims world first for charcoal

16 Sep 08  Entrepreneur finds use for dairy effluent

16 Sep 08  Grab the opportunities, UK expert tells our farmers

12 Sep 08  Disappointed farmers vow to fight on ... but how?

12 Sep 08  Hemp (not the smoking kind) might be next wonder crop

2 Sep 08  We've done the hard yards, say frustrated farmers

22 Aug 08  Bamboo can be a lucrative friend, pioneer tells Kiwis

5 Aug 08  Stop the plough and save the world, says prairie professor

22 Jul 08  Fertiliser companies' carbon move could cost consumers

22 Jul 08  Local councils doing the best they can with water, says Neilson

18 Jul 08  Australia gets ETS agriculture right, say New Zealand farmers

18 Jul 08  Carbon trader helps landowner win funding for gas emissions study

8 Jul 08  NZ farmers welcome Garnaut report’s cautionary note on agriculture

1 Jul 08  Fonterra hits 15-per-cent energy reduction target

13 Jun 08  Another major breakthrough: Cashew-nut oil might cut animal emissions

13 Jun 08  Cut out the conflict says (forgetful?) Fed Farmers

13 Jun 08  New animal id and tracing system launched

13 Jun 08  Unique cross-sector roundtable forms to discuss sustainable agriculture

12 Jun 08  Fonterra refuses to rush into gas-reducing nitrogen inhibitors

12 Jun 08  Smart software solution to help farmers meet Kyoto obligations

11 Jun 08  Major breakthrough in NZ animal methane research

6 Jun 08  Food prices will remain high over next decade, UN report says

5 Jun 08  Ferrier meets Taylor on the question on taxpayers subsidising high earning farmers

5 Jun 08  Maize silage makes the most of dairy effluent

4 Jun 08  Farmers calculate carbon emissions online

4 Jun 08  US farmers told they're in a sustainability race

30 May 08  Go carefully on soil carbon sequestration - officials

30 May 08  New Zealand food imports still the greenest option for UK

29 May 08  Brtish Gas wants NZ as green test bench

29 May 08  Farmers: It's not just us who need to adapt to predicted water shortages

28 May 08  New climate change report: Worse-ever droughts main NZ worry

28 May 08  Canterbury prepares water plan to cope with temperatures up to 3.3deg higher

26 May 08  Red tape consent process may still sink solar hot water incentive system

21 May 08  Get soil recognised as carbon storer, say scientists

20 May 08  Fed Farmers pushes to have soil carbon sequestration included in ETS

19 May 08  Worried farmers: We want to be part of the ETS

12 May 08  Dairy operator eyes $75m loss without forestry offset scheme

12 May 08  Celebrity chef could cook up a storm for our food exporters

2 May 08  Exporter: Food miles ploy major threat to UK halal meat trade

1 May 08  Are our cattle killing the orangutan?

28 Apr 08  Champion farmers: We have to think differently

28 Apr 08  City waste handy down on the farm

24 Apr 08  NZ expert questions US praise of feedlot cattle

23 Apr 08  Carbon storage in soil being researched: Major benefits possible for landowners

22 Apr 08  Farming leadership criticised: industry at enormous risk

22 Apr 08  Climate change 'a problem for now'

22 Apr 08  Kiwis dither while Aussie farmers pounce on carbon-trading scheme

21 Apr 08  Farm leaders, Agriculture Minister trade words on impact of ETS

21 Apr 08  Farmer leadership slips back into attack on climate change science

16 Apr 08  MAF report prompts call to include agriculture in ETS "now"

14 Apr 08  EXCLUSIVE: 'Surprise' MAF report shows some farms will profit from ETS

9 Apr 08  FEATURE: NZ's biggest coprorate dairy venture putting water quality first

2 Apr 08  Greens won't back off ban on new thermal baseload power

19 Mar 08  Nitrification inhibitors critical to clean dairying

16 Mar 08  Agricultural emission rumours discounted

12 Mar 08  Rabobank's annual Ag report: fine balance needed on climate change


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