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Comprehensive Interim Tax Report a useful step

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 1:01 pm | Federated Farmers

The Tax Working Group’s (TWG) Interim Report provides a useful resource for how New Zealand’s tax system could be improved says Federated Farmers vice president Andrew Hoggard. More >>

Feds on board with railway crossing changes

Monday, 17 September 2018, 1:15 pm | Federated Farmers

KiwiRail has a new policy coming down the track on private rail crossings and Federated Farmers is on board with it. More >>

Endeavour Fund projects are an investment in our future

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 3:08 pm | Federated Farmers

As an organisation that consistently calls for science and ground-truthed research to underpin policy and regulations, Federated Farmers has no problem with the government investing $249 million in the 2018 round of the Endeavour Fund. More >>

On Farm Security a Constant Battle

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 1:54 pm | Federated Farmers

A major fuel theft in North Otago this week drives home the point that it is impossible to rest as a farmer when it comes to on-farm security, says Federated Farmers Rural Security spokesperson Miles Anderson. More >>

Fonterra’s report card - "must do better"

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 11:34 am | Federated Farmers

Fonterra’s net loss after tax of $196 million is a very disappointing result, Federated Farmers Dairy Chairperson Chris Lewis says. More >>

Access free-for-all grates with farmers

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 2:15 pm | Federated Farmers

Common courtesy and sound workplace and biosecurity safety practice is thrown out the window with proposed new employment laws reported back to Parliament this week, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Time needed to digest door-stopper emissions report

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 11:08 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers sees positives, but also some recommendations that will cause considerable agricultural sector disquiet, in the Productivity Commission’s "Low Emissions Economy" final report, released this morning. More >>

Methane report shoots down ‘must be zero’ claims

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 2:28 pm | Federated Farmers

Another research paper - this one from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment - shoots down the claims that New Zealand must reduce its livestock methane emissions to zero, Federated Farmers climate change spokesperson Andrew Hoggard says. More >>

Federated Farmers keen to work with new Extension Service

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 5:15 pm | Federated Farmers

A new extension service intended to bring knowledge and resources to farmers struggling to keep up on production efficiency and environmental protection fronts is a "positive", Federated Farmers board member and Arable chairperson Karen Williams says. More >>

A new weapon will help in the Stink Bug battle

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 11:02 am | Federated Farmers

The addition of another weapon to fight any incursion of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug on our shores is excellent news, Federated Farmers biosecurity spokesperson Karen Wiliams says. More >>

Court rules covenant protection is forever

Monday, 20 August 2018, 3:09 pm | Federated Farmers

Farmers who have placed special natural areas of their properties under QEII covenants will take heart from a Supreme Court ruling against a developer, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says. More >>

It’s no good expanding suburbs if you can’t feed people

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 9:37 am | Federated Farmers

A recent report is a valuable tool in the fight for New Zealand to maintain its ability to feed itself, says Federated Farmers national president Katie Milne. More >>

Federated Farmers to help Australian counterparts

Friday, 10 August 2018, 9:22 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is working on positive ways to help drought stricken farmers across the Tasman, says national president Katie Milne. More >>

Cereal yields down but growers remain positive

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 6:24 pm | Federated Farmers

Cereal yields down but growers remain positive Total hectares sown in wheat and barley this season is predicted to decrease by around 8%, but growers are positive about future prospects, Federated Farmers Arable Chairperson Karen Williams says. More >>

PM’s answers inconsistent with employment bill

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 12:49 pm | Federated Farmers

Statements that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made in the House yesterday on proposed employment law changes are inconsistent with the language in the Bill that went to select committee. More >>

Hats off to the Hurunui Water Project backers

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 11:32 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has welcomed the news that farmer shareholders will press on with the Hurunui Water Project, despite the coalition government pulling out support. More >>

Economic outlook the sour note in farm confidence survey

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 12:05 pm | Federated Farmers

Pessimism about the economic outlook is a sour note among the otherwise generally positive indicators in the Federated Farmers July Farm Confidence Survey. More >>

Feds: Unfair to short-change South Canterbury

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 2:35 pm | Federated Farmers

As Environment Canterbury’s largest constituency by far, covering an area with significant water quality and quantity issues, South Canterbury should not be short-changed on its number of councillors, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Good call from Matt Lauer on access talks

Friday, 27 July 2018, 1:58 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is heartened by Matt Lauer's offer to sit down with interested parties in September to work through the Hunter Valley Station access issues. More >>

Feds offer thanks and best wishes to John Wilson

Friday, 27 July 2018, 10:18 am | Federated Farmers

Outgoing Fonterra chairman John Wilson can leave feeling proud of the role he’s played in guiding the co-op in a time of volatile international markets and a host of local challenges, Federated Farmers says. More >>

 

 

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