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Farmers Feeling Less Stress From Their Banks

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 10:43 am | Federated Farmers

Pressure on farmers appears to be easing a little on the back of an improved farming outlook, according to Federated Farmers’ latest Banking Survey undertaken in May by Research First. More >>

Federated Farmers elects first woman national president

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 3:42 pm | Federated Farmers

West Coast dairy farmer Katie Milne is the new Federated Farmers’ National President- becoming the first woman in the Federation’s 118-year history to hold the presidency. More >>

Manifesto calls for pragmatic approach to environment

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 12:35 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has launched its ‘Farmers’ Manifesto’ challenging political parties in the upcoming general election to take a "sensible, practical and affordable" approach to tackling issues of high importance to its members. More >>

Big sky thinking needed on meat and wool

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 11:16 am | Federated Farmers

It’s time for "big sky forward thinking" on the cost, marketing and competition challenges facing the New Zealand meat and wool sectors, Rick Powdrell says. More >>

Annual Investment in rural health services is essential

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 4:21 pm | Federated Farmers

Annual Investment in rural health services is essential says Feds Source: Federated Farmers -- Government investment in rural health services for the third consecutive year provides essential ongoing support for the provinces says Federated Farmers. ... More >>

Commonsense prevails on firearms recommendations says Feds

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 12:38 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased to see that Police Minister Paula Bennett has listened to the concerns of the rural community on the Parliamentary Select Committee report into the illegal possession of firearms. More >>

Positive steps towards tackling stock theft

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 11:15 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is delighted to see the Sentencing (Livestock Rustling) Amendment Bill being drawn from the ballot to go before Parliament. More >>

Feds heartened by Labour’s election pledge on immigration

Monday, 12 June 2017, 4:20 pm | Federated Farmers

Feds heartened by Labour’s election pledge on immigration Source: Federated Farmers -- Federated Farmers is heartened by the Labour Party’s proposal to create a regional skills shortlist which places emphasis on the settlement of skilled workers to the ... More >>

Feds' withdraw Mackenzie Basin appeal

Monday, 12 June 2017, 11:08 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has withdrawn its appeal on the Environment Court’s Mackenzie Basin decision, opting for less time in court, more time around the table for discussions. More >>

Feds query Labour Party’s election pledge on freshwater

Saturday, 10 June 2017, 12:13 pm | Federated Farmers

Feds query Labour Party’s election pledge on freshwater Source: Federated Farmers -- Federated Farmers is questioning the feasibility of the Labour Party’s policy on freshwater quality which was released today because it’s based on a false assumption ... More >>

Green Ribbon Awards Showcase Farmers' Environmental Work

Friday, 9 June 2017, 10:37 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is delighted to see farmers' environmental work being showcased and celebrated at the annual Green Ribbon Awards in Wellington last night. More >>

Rural sector achievements highlighted in honours list

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 12:47 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers congratulates all those who received awards in the Queen's Birthday Honours list this year and is delighted to see the rural sector and the people involved in it commended for their outstanding achievements and contributions. More >>

Contamination workshops to nip drug issues in the bud

Friday, 2 June 2017, 3:36 pm | Federated Farmers

While law changes are on the way to better handle issues around meth-contamination of tenanted dwellings, a series of workshops this month are aimed at helping farmers nip drug problems in the bud. More >>

Federated Farmers on Dr Jan Wright’s 'native birds' report

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 4:05 pm | Federated Farmers

The report "Taonga of an Island Nation: Saving our Native Birds" released by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment today reminds us that farmers should be rightly proud of their environmental work says Federated Farmers. More >>

Engaging Farmers in Fresh Water Management

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 10:33 am | Federated Farmers

Less than 3% of the water on this planet is fresh water and of that only 1/3 is directly available for human use. More >>

Rural people shouldn't be second class citizens

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:57 am | Federated Farmers

A rural health road map which sets out top priorities for healthier rural communities is being explored as one avenue to addressing the challenges the modern day farmer faces. More >>

Steven Joyce's Budget spend-up

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:27 pm | Federated Farmers

Steven Joyce’s first Budget fires the first shot in an election year spend up More >>

Feds’ successfully stop unnecessary rules for Northland farm

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 10:37 am | Federated Farmers

Northland farmers no longer require resource consent for using hazardous substances on-farm. More >>

Fonterra forecast signals dairy industry revival

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:38 am | Federated Farmers

The revival in fortunes of dairy farmers has been highlighted today by Fonterra’s announcement that they are increasing the milk price for the current season-lifting its payout from $6.00 to $6.15/kg milksolids for the year ending 30 May 2017. More >>

Wellington Welcomes Fieldays in its 49th Year

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 2:28 pm | Federated Farmers

With the countdown to the 49th Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek fast approaching, Federated Farmer’s is proud to host Fieldays comes to Wellington, a celebration of what Fieldays means for Kiwis and how it contributes to and influences both the ... More >>



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