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Feds Says GMO Decision Shows Law Is Short-sighted

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 4:33 pm | Federated Farmers

The full potential of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will never be realised if central government is not given full jurisdiction to regulate their use says Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston. More >>

Farmer bank satisfaction still strong but pressure continues

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 11:53 am | Federated Farmers

More farmers are experiencing ‘undue pressure’ from their banks, but overall satisfaction remains strong, according to the latest Federated Farmers Banking Survey. More >>

Pet Theories Don’t Make Water Safer

Saturday, 27 August 2016, 5:32 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers urges the public to apply some good old-fashioned common sense and scrutinice the statements of activists as they push their anti-farming agendas in the wake of the Havelock North water-borne gastrointestinal disease outbreak. More >>

Fonterra Forecast Gives Dairy A Boost

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:11 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers dairy industry spokesperson Andrew Hoggard says the Fonterra announcement today will boost dairy farmer optimism and even more usefully, will ease their bank manager’s worries. More >>

Time To Move On and Accept the Value of 1080

Monday, 15 August 2016, 3:07 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is mystified as to why people are still complaining about the use of 1080, long after it’s been established as a key tool in New Zealand’s environmental protection system. More >>

Arable Industry Fares Well After Drought Like Conditions

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 10:37 am | Federated Farmers

The 2016 arable harvest has fared well despite challenges, according to survey results released by the Arable Industry Marketing Initiative. More >>

Feds Welcomes National Biodiversity Forum

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 1:52 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the new national biodiversity forum announced by Minister Nick Smith at the Environmental Defence Society conference today. More >>

Farm survey shows confidence subdued but steady

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 11:08 am | Federated Farmers

Farmer confidence has picked up slightly since surveyed last in January but remains weak, according to Federated Farmers’ July 2016 Farm Confidence Survey. More >>

Feds disappointed with Local Government’s 8 Point Programme

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 12:30 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers congratulates Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) for producing a paper that seeks to provide a document for the future but is disappointed that it misses the mark. More >>

Feds congratulates government on ambitious project

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 10:10 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers fully backs the target to completely eradicate introduced predators from New Zealand by 2050 announced by the government today and agrees with the government that emerging technologies is now making such an ambitious target possible. More >>

New researchers should focus on primary industry

Friday, 22 July 2016, 2:32 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers wants a plan to attract the world’s top scientists to New Zealand to concentrate on those who will work on primary sector initiatives and the environment. More >>

Feds appoints GM of Communications

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 2:07 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has appointed Wellington communications strategist Leigh Catley to the role of General Manager, Communications. More >>

Feds says excessive Kiwirail charges unfair to farmers

Friday, 15 July 2016, 12:42 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is disappointed with Kiwirail in the manner in which it has set about implementing a new charging regime for stock access. More >>

Feds say Local Government Needs You

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 1:42 pm | Federated Farmers

With nominations for this year’s local authority elections opening on Friday, Federated Farmers is calling on farmers and other business-minded people to consider standing for election. More >>

Feds support environment ruling

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 4:04 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers supports a ruling this week in the Court of Appeal after a four year legal battle between the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) National Trust and a property developer. More >>

Feds pleased Ruataniwha gets another green light

Friday, 8 July 2016, 5:15 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased to see the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme in Hawke’s Bay has another green light with Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) confirming its intention to invest in the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme. More >>

Feds support stance on GMOs by 107 world-leading scientists

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 4:22 pm | Federated Farmers

As more than 100 world-leading and award-winning scientists voice their support of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Federated Farmers continues to endorse farmers’ rights to decide what technologies are used on their farms. More >>

North Canterbury Farmers praised for livestock welfare

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 11:48 am | Federated Farmers

North Canterbury farmers are being commended for the care of their livestock as the region has weathered an unprecedented 18-month drought. More >>

Feds unveil guide to local government excellence

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 3:06 pm | Federated Farmers

A best-practice, practical and common-sense approach to governance has been unveiled by Federated Farmers at its national conference in Wellington today. More >>

Feds on board with Environment Commissioner's Report

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 1:26 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is on board with challenges laid down by Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment today. More >>

 

 

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