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Feds: Extremely timely water report from Auditor-General

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 6:57 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers congratulates the Auditor-General’s office on its release today of its report Managing Freshwater Quality: Challenges and Opportunities. More >>

Feds calls for immediate release of independent peer review

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 12:27 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is puzzled and frustrated over the failure of the Ministry for the Environment to immediately release the peer review of Essential Freshwater nutrient band technical reports. More >>

Firearms proposals slightly off target - Feds

Friday, 13 September 2019, 2:54 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers agrees with most of the steps by government to protect people from illegal or irresponsible firearms use. But concerns about pest control and the effectiveness of a register remain. More >>

NAIT simply must work, says Federated Farmers

Friday, 13 September 2019, 10:25 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers presented to the Primary Production Select Committee on the proposed changes to NAIT legislation. More >>

Concerns about speed of the freshwater consultation process

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 4:07 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is asking nicely - please can the Government immediately extend the timeframe of the Essential Freshwater consultation so we can find a pathway forward that provides for both the health of the water, the health of people and the health ... More >>

Freshwater proposals throw farming under the tractor

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 11:33 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers estimates large parts of rural New Zealand will have to abandon their reliance on the pastoral sector based on the freshwater proposals released today. More >>

Feds pleased Water Conservation Order declined

Monday, 2 September 2019, 2:03 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased an application for a Water Conservation Order has been declined for the lower catchment of Hawke’s Bay Ngaruroro River. More >>

Taking the bad with the good in dairy industry report

Monday, 2 September 2019, 11:49 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers congratulates the dairy industry on another robust environmental report, which shows there are some good things to celebrate and some things that need further work. More >>

Mediation a useful tool as financial pressure intensifies

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 1:55 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers expects financial pressures on farmers are likely to intensify, and mandatory debt mediation will be an important tool in the years ahead. More >>

Pick up the pace on genetic technologies discussion

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 2:09 pm | Federated Farmers

The steady progress AgResearch is making on field trials of environment-friendly GM ryegrass in the United States serves as a hurry up for New Zealand to get on with a mature national conversation about genetic modification, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Cost should not shut borrower out of mediation

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 4:07 pm | Federated Farmers

The Sharemilkers Section of Federated Farmers strongly supports the Farm Debt Mediation Bill (No 2) but would like to see changes to ensure a borrower isn’t shut out of the process because they can’t afford it. More >>

Independent policy costings a great step forward - Feds

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 9:06 am | Federated Farmers

Confirmation that the government will be progressing an independent Parliamentary Budget Office is great news for democracy and transparency, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Powering up well-beings could power up costs

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 8:53 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is concerned the call on councils to "power up" the four well-beings re-introduced into local government legislation will pile on more costs for ratepayers. More >>

Feds’ message to the government on water quality

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 4:33 pm | Federated Farmers

A ‘one size fits all’, inflexible and punitive regulatory regime for water quality just gets backs - and costs - up and most importantly will not work, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Federated Farmers hails Court ruling as a win for Rotorua

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 4:56 pm | Federated Farmers

The voices of farmers in Rotorua, led by Federated Farmers, have been instrumental in the Environment Court’s rejection of Land Use Capability (LUC) as a tool for nitrogen allocation. More >>

Climate change, ETS policy now farmers’ No 1 concern

Monday, 12 August 2019, 9:10 am | Federated Farmers

Climate change policy and the ETS has topped the list of farmers’ biggest concerns for the first time since 2010, according to Federated Farmers’ latest Farm Confidence Survey. More >>

Feds: No reason for ‘carbon guilt’ over NZ meat, milk

Friday, 9 August 2019, 12:41 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is worried New Zealanders simply don’t understand how much better we are at low-emissions farming than other countries. More >>

Feds calls for honesty on what farmers are being asked to do

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 1:08 pm | Federated Farmers

Adopt a methane target that science tells us will ensure no additional impact on global warming, not an unsubstantiated aspiration that will cause lasting damage to rural communities and the standard of living of all New Zealanders. More >>

Federated Farmers backs key themes of biodiversity strategy

Monday, 5 August 2019, 8:44 pm | Federated Farmers

A proposed new national biodiversity strategy that speaks about enabling and supporting communities "to connect with nature in their own way" strikes the right note, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Guy’s pragmatism appreciated by Federated Farmers

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 3:04 pm | Federated Farmers

The MP for Otaki, who among other roles served two years as Associate Minister of Primary Industries and four as Minister in the John Key-led government, has announced he will not seek re-election in 2020. More >>

 

 

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