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With four children, three farms and a career in politics spanning 25 years, the Rt Hon David Carter and wife, Heather, have been able to balance farming and politics through their partnership. They work hard, have an incredible passion for New Zealand agriculture, and have forged a life blending love of family, farm and country.
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Multi-talented Kurow mum Sam Laugesen splits her time between dairy farming, an accommodation business, growing lavender, and writing children’s books.
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It has been a circuit through the wide-open spaces and high-country expanses that led Brett Harmer and Louisa McClintock to head back to Brett’s family farm at Methven. Between them they share a love of farming, hard work and energy to build a farm enterprise together, but in a way that enables them to each make the most of their own skills and talents.
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A battle being waged between scientists and the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. The voracious pest first established in the Trentino region two years ago and is now dangerously close to wiping out many crops in one of the country’s most productive horticultural regions.
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Ruralco’s commitment to the health and safety was applauded last night, as the co-operative was named winner of the 2019 ACC Champion Workplace Safety category at the prestigious Westpac Champion Business Awards.
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The latest perennial ryegrass from one of the country’s best-known pasture companies sets a new benchmark for dependable all-round performance.
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This update looks at what is happening on farm over the next three months regarding agri-chemicals This article focuses on cereals, ryegrass, white clover, and fodder beet.
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Another kind winter has had conditions similar to last year, but September and October weather can still be variable. The benefit of early sowing can sometimes be offset by minimal soil temperatures, inconsistent growth patterns and sometimes heavy rains.
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Establishing a new crop is also an opportunity to set up the pasture to be more productive in the future than the last run-out one.
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What do Lowline Angus cattle, Suffolk sheep, Argentine barbecues and academia have in common? They represent the blueprint of Pablo Gregorini’s life.
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