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2016 shaping up to be a tough year for farmers

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 2:48 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers’ 2015/16 Mid-Season Farm Confidence Survey reveals farmer confidence remains in the doldrums. More >>

Progress on Hinds Plan welcomed by Federated Farmers

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 1:45 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the progress made on the Hinds Plan Change to the Land and Water Regional Plan - with Environment Canterbury accepting the recommendations put to them by Independent Hearing Commissioners last week. More >>

Federated Farmers welcomes TPP signing

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:19 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes today's signing in Auckland of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement as a significant milestone for the New Zealand economy and a positive deal for the agriculture sector. More >>

Another poor GDT result puts $4.60 payout in doubt

Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 10:09 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is concerned that Fonterra’s forecast farmgate payout of $4.60/kg looks increasingly out of reach after this morning’s 1.4% drop in the Global Dairy Trade price index. Today's result follows a 1.6% fall in the first auction of the ... More >>

Mohair industry experts make their way to New Zealand shores

Monday, 18 January 2016, 9:40 am | Federated Farmers

Some of the world’s leading experts in Angora goats and mohair are arriving in New Zealand to share their knowledge and expertise with the country’s Angora goat farmers. More >>

Australian shift on GMOs raises questions for NZ Green Party

Monday, 11 January 2016, 10:26 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has welcomed a shift in thinking by the Australian Green Party and encourages their New Zealand counterparts to be equally open minded about the benefits of genetic modification. More >>

Federated Farmers grieves loss of former Chief Executive

Thursday, 7 January 2016, 2:49 pm | Federated Farmers

Mr. St Clair served as Chief Executive between 1997 and 2005 following several years as Executive Director of the Victorian Farmers Federation. More >>

Poll shows farmers expect more tough times in 2016

Sunday, 3 January 2016, 4:32 pm | Federated Farmers

Many farmers have weathered difficult conditions in 2015 and the majority see no relief coming in the New Year, according to a poll conducted by Federated Farmers. More >>

Federated Farmers mourns the loss of life member

Wednesday, 30 December 2015, 10:04 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers expresses their deepest sympathies to the family of farmer and environmentalist Gordon Stephenson who died on Boxing Day. More >>

Poll shows 83% satisfaction with Key Government in 2015

Wednesday, 30 December 2015, 11:17 am | Federated Farmers

A poll from Federated Farmers shows 83% satisfaction with the performance of the National-led government among the country’s farmers. More >>

Agreement to abolish agricultural export subsidies welcomed

Sunday, 20 December 2015, 5:41 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the successful conclusion of the WTO Nairobi package reached at the 10th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in Kenya, where an agreement to eliminate agricultural export subsidies has been reached. More >>

Meat and fibre stars in MPI’s forecast export earnings

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 11:38 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the release today of the Ministry for Primary Industries’ latest forecast for primary sector export revenue, which predicts growth of $1.9 billion and total earnings of $37.6 billion for the year to 30 June 2016. More >>

Federated Farmers praises farmers on Lake Brunner

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 10:56 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is praising the efforts of local farmers in improving the water quality of the West Coasts largest river, Lake Brunner. More >>

Survey shows banks are continuing to support farmers

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 10:51 am | Federated Farmers

The latest Federated Farmers Banking Survey shows a virtually unchanged level of farmer support for banks over the past three months of low dairy prices, with 80.5% satisfied with banks regarding mortgages compared to 80.7% in August. More >>

Food Security a Game Changer in Paris Climate Change Talks

Sunday, 13 December 2015, 7:27 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the successful conclusion of the Paris Agreement on climate change, which for the first time includes developing countries. The agreement also prioritises food security and food production, recognising the dual challenges of ... More >>

Feds welcomes increase in biosecurity detector dog teams

Friday, 11 December 2015, 3:49 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the Ministry of Primary Industries announcement that more detector dog teams are coming on board to help stop dangerous pests entering New Zealand. More >>

Agriculture key to concluding climate change agreement

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 12:23 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers National President, Dr William Rolleston, believes the treatment of food production will be critical to gaining developing world country support for a comprehensive deal on climate change. More >>

Farmers encourged to look around for destocking options

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 11:06 am | Federated Farmers

Farmers on the East Coast of the South Island are looking to move their stock to greener pastures as the hot and dry weather conditions continue to intensify. More >>

Federated Farmers disappointed with SAFE's UK smear campaign

Sunday, 6 December 2015, 5:01 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is disappointed to see that SAFE has embarked on an advertising campaign in the UK to draw attention to the appalling behaviour of what is only a very small number of individuals from within the New Zealand dairy industry and associated ... More >>

Federated Farmers signs Land & Water Forum Report

Friday, 27 November 2015, 1:40 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has today added its name to the signatories of the fourth report of the Land & Water Forum after receiving the conditional support of its National Council. More >>



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