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Farm safety isn’t helped by punitive fines

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 9:06 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Health and Safety spokesperson, Katie Milne says she is concerned about the impact of the $40,000 fine for a Marlborough farm couple, who weren’t wearing helmets and carrying children as passengers. The Court case, and subsequent ... More >>

Federated Farmers want better data matching for clean water

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 11:39 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is, on the whole, pleased with the progress towards meeting targets in the Sustainable Dairying Water Accord, which issued its first year achievement report today. More >>

Farmers key role in Oroua River’s success

Friday, 5 December 2014, 4:50 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers congratulates the Manawatu River Leader’s Accord and its signatories on the stunning result with the Oroua River, which received the 2014 New Zealand River Award for the second most improved river in the country. More >>

Commerce Commission ANZ settlement ‘fair and equitable

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 1:27 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers call Commerce Commission ANZ settlement ‘fair and equitable’ Federated Farmers have described the Commerce Commission settlement with the ANZ Bank over interest rate swaps as ‘a fair and equitable outcome’ for rural customers. ... More >>

Consultant appointed to investigate Bee Industry restructure

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 10:02 am | Federated Farmers

New Zealand’s bee industry has appointed a consulting firm to advise the industry on how best to unify under one peak representative body. To date the industry has been represented by several bodies and membership organisations, a situation that ... More >>

Changing of the guard in Mid-Canterbury

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 9:52 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Mid-Canterbury provincial president has handed over the reins to veteran Willy Leferink, and the province has introduced some new blood to the Grain and Seed Chair with Joanne Burke. After stepping down from Federated Farmers ... More >>

Federated Farmers leader wants farmers to report rural crime

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 4:04 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Meat and Fibre Industry Group Chair Rick Powdrell says farmers aren’t diligent enough in reporting stock thefts from their properties. “Unfortunately they might think the police aren’t interested or are too hard pressed to investigate,” ... More >>

Further GDT drop leaves farmers uncertain

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 10:35 am | Federated Farmers

Another drop in the GlobalDairyTrade of 3.1 percent will be a huge disappointment to New Zealand’s dairy farmers. “It goes without saying that the lowest auction price in five years is going to be a blow to the industry,” says Andrew Hoggard, ... More >>

Korea Free Trade Agreement better than nothing

Monday, 17 November 2014, 2:20 pm | Federated Farmers

New Zealand’s recently signed Free Trade Agreement with Korea is a positive step in freeing up our trade relations and represents an absolute bottom line for the quality of outcomes for further agreements. More >>

Free Trade’s role in growing New Zealand

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 2:51 pm | Federated Farmers

Speech by Anders Crofoot, Federated Farmers vice-President, to the Australian Farm Institute’s Australian Agriculture Roundtable Conference – 13 November, 2014 More >>

Farm leaders critical of Air New Zealand cutbacks

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 6:57 pm | Federated Farmers

The impending abolition of Air New Zealand services to and between provincial centres has been condemned by Federated Farmers leaders in the affected regions. “Kaitaia is a typical example of how National will not support Northland,” according to ... More >>

Dairy farming ‘no bet’

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 4:18 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says it’s not the government betting on the farm, but instead farmers making sound market decisions. This comes after Green Party co-leader, Dr Russel Norman, said the government has ‘bet on the farm’ with dairying being ... More >>

Feed Grain market tightens up

Monday, 10 November 2014, 3:07 pm | Federated Farmers

Grain growers will be heading into the next harvest with silos completely empty, and an emerging potential for shortages. This is according to a recent study published by the Arable Industry Marketing Initiative (AIMI). David Clark, Federated Farmers ... More >>

Beekeeping Industry Unification

Monday, 10 November 2014, 2:15 pm | Federated Farmers

– Interim Working Group report November 2015 During a very successful National Apiculture Conference early this year, attendee’s signalled to industry leadership their desire to progress towards a single representation body. Subsequently an Interim ... More >>

Ruataniwha makes Canterbury irrigators envious

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 3:53 pm | Federated Farmers

With the chair of Mid-Canterbury’s BCI scheme envious of the Ruataniwha Dam site, Federated Farmers believes the momentum is back with the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme, with ‘decision day’ looming by Christmas. More >>

Five Nuffield Farming Scholars named for 2014

Friday, 31 October 2014, 1:31 pm | Federated Farmers

A diverse group of rural New Zealanders has been chosen as the latest crop of Nuffield Scholars. Nuffield New Zealand and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have announced the scholarships at a function in Wellington for West Coast dairy farmer Bede O’Connor; ... More >>

Details released on next Tuesday’s Ruataniwha water event

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 4:44 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers and Irrigation NZ have released more details about the free “Ruataniwha – it’s Now or Never” event, taking place from 7pm next Tuesday (4 November), at the Waipawa/Central Hawke’s Bay Municipal Theatre. More >>

CEO of one of New Zealand’s largest exporters steps down

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 2:27 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers acknowledges the good work done by retiring Silver Fern Farms’ Chief Executive Keith Cooper. Silver Fern Farms is a big contributor to New Zealand’s number two merchandise export; red meat. “Keith Cooper’s larger than life personality ... More >>

Agri-Food Producers Call for Strong Outcomes through the TPP

Friday, 24 October 2014, 1:04 pm | Federated Farmers

International Agricultural and Agri-Food Producers Call for Strong Outcomes through the TPP At the round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations taking place this week in Australia, agri-food producer and processor groups from Canada, Australia ... More >>

Lee Valley Dam must be affordable

Friday, 24 October 2014, 12:47 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is urging the Government to support the Tasman District Council’s (TDC) Waimea Dam Project to prevent the critical shortage of water for urban and farming development. More >>



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