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The latest winners of a New Zealand and CCAFS-funded international PhD scholarship have been announced following a three-fold increase in applications.

The value of New Zealand’s primary sector exports is set to grow by $505 million to a new record high over the coming year, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said.

The Ministers of Agriculture and Climate Change welcome the report of the Biological Emissions Reference Group (BERG), which has been released today.

A national standard for organic production will be progressed as a Government bill next year, Agriculture and Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor announced today. 

Forestry Minister Shane Jones and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor have today launched the One Billion Trees Fund – a crucial step toward achieving the goal of planting at least one billion trees by 2028.

Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor has congratulated the best primary sector employers at an awards evening at Parliament.

Regional economies are the biggest winners of rule changes that allow hemp seed to be treated as just another edible seed, Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor announced today.

Our biggest and most important export sector must be fit for the future, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said today as the inclusive and comprehensive review of dairy industry legislation moved to public consultation.

New Zealand kiwifruit, beef and wine producers will benefit most from the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, along with smaller agribusinesses such as those producing mussels and cherries, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said.

Work to strengthen New Zealand’s animal tracing system to protect our economic base and unique way of life ramps up today, Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor said. 

The value of New Zealand’s food and fibre sectors is set to grow as a primary sector investment fund opens for business, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said at the Ashburton A&P show today.

Attracting and keeping the best people working in our primary industries is one of the most significant challenges for the sector, Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor said as he announced the finalists in the first Primary Industries Good Employer Awards.

Thirty graduate vets will receive a financial boost to help develop their careers through the Voluntary Bonding Scheme for Veterinarians, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced today.

The Wool Working Group has met for the first time to discuss how they’ll seize all possible opportunities to create a more sustainable and profitable sector, Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor said. 

Regulations to strengthen our animal welfare system come into effect from today, Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor said.

Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor is on his way to Europe to represent New Zealand on the international sustainable agriculture and climate change stage. 

A decade of climate change research has been showcased in Wellington today.

Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor is travelling to Viet Nam and Singapore next week to discuss agricultural and trade matters. 

A helping hand for busy farmers is at the heart of a new service launched today to spread skills and knowledge across the primary sector, say Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor and Climate Change Minister James Shaw.

Growing New Zealand’s food and fibre sectors sustainably and supporting a thriving economy are the hallmarks of a new investment programme announced today by Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. 

Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor says a majority of public submissions support the Government’s preferred approach of a single set of rules for organic production. 

Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor is urging the country’s beekeepers to complete a survey checking the health of our bee stocks.

The Government wants to hear from mānuka honey producers and consumers on whether the honey produced and sold in New Zealand should meet similar requirements to exported mānuka honey.                                  

The Government and key players in the wool industry have taken a first step to revitalise the languishing sector, says Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor.