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Farmers committed to reducing greenhouse emissions

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 1:46 pm | Federated Farmers

The ‘Action on Agricultural Emissions’ discussion paper is a positive first step as farmers and the government hammer out a practical path to reduce livestock greenhouse gas emissions, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Federated Farmers releases guide on 2019 Council elections

Friday, 5 July 2019, 9:37 am | Federated Farmers

Hold your local council candidates to account on costs and services, and if you think the voice of farmers is not being heard, consider standing for election yourself. More >>

User pays emphasis in rates report is spot on

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 12:16 pm | Federated Farmers

The Productivity Commission’s report on local government funding is another step in a very long journey to genuine equity for farmer ratepayers, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Celebrate and collaborate, Feds President tells farmers

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 10:06 am | Federated Farmers

Farmers should be very wary of underplaying the progress and successes they’ve already made as food producers and custodians of the land, Katie Milne said in her President’s address to the Federated Farmers AGM yesterday. More >>

Colin Hurst named Arable Farmer of the Year

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 12:09 pm | Federated Farmers

His "immense contribution" to Federated Farmers, related industry bodies and across the nation’s arable sector saw Colin Hurst named Arable Farmer of the Year last night. More >>

Vet’s tenacity recognised with ‘Outstanding’ Award

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 10:03 am | Federated Farmers

The tenacity and professionalism of Dr Merlyn Hay, whose work led to the identification of Mycoplasma Bovis in New Zealand, saw her take out the Outstanding Contribution to the Primary Industries Award last night. More >>

So why are we only talking about farming?

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 3:57 pm | Federated Farmers

New data from Statistics New Zealand makes it clear every sector of our society, including families, need to lift their game on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. More >>

Firearms buy-back event coming to your town

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 3:25 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased with the number and geographical spread of collection events for semi-automatic firearms prohibited under the new legislation. More >>

Buy-back scheme must work for rural firearms owners

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 12:57 pm | Federated Farmers

The firearms buy-back process for what are now prohibited semi-automatic firearms must work for rural firearms owners, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Farm debt mediation a useful tool - Feds

Monday, 17 June 2019, 4:24 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers supports the Government’s decision to proceed with a Farm Debt Mediation Bill. More >>

Feds finds useful policy ideas in National’s paper

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 12:55 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is heartened that workforce issues are identified as a hot topic in the National Party’s ‘Primary Sector Discussion Document’, released today. More >>

Feds applauds Budget’s farming investments

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 4:30 pm | Federated Farmers

Moves to improve the accuracy of Overseer, and on-the-ground support for farmers working to lift their environmental sustainability, are positive steps, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Proceed with caution on speed limit changes

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 3:09 pm | Federated Farmers

Safety of people on our roads is a top priority but any move to reduce speed limits should not be an excuse to skimp on road maintenance and upgrading, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Pluses and minus with DIRA announcements

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 1:30 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers sees useful changes and a missed opportunity in the decisions on amendments to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA) announced today. More >>

Crush protection for quad bikes very worthwhile option

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 2:54 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is on board with WorkSafe’s decision to "strongly recommend" installation of a crush protection device (CPD) on quad bikes used for work purposes. More >>

PINZ2019 Fourth international speaker confirmed

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 12:26 pm | Federated Farmers

The Primary Industries New Zealand Summit has made a late addition to its international speaker line-up for the primary sector’s first ever industry wide conference next month. More >>

Farmer satisfaction with banks continues to slide

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 9:31 am | Federated Farmers

Farmers’ overall satisfaction with their banks remains strong but it is declining steadily, the Federated Farmers 11th biennial banking survey shows. More >>

Wellbeing Budget should have worked with farmers

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 3:31 pm | Federated Farmers

Wellbeing Budget should have worked with farmers on conservation More >>

Airlines catch on to the importance of biosecurity

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 4:41 pm | Federated Farmers

The primary sector has waited an incredibly long time for airlines to play their part in our national biosecurity border system, says Federated Farmers. More >>

Federated Farmers urges perseverance on NAIT re-registration

Monday, 27 May 2019, 11:16 am | Federated Farmers

Technical and other issues are not helping with re-registration for the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme but Federated Farmers is urging all farmers to persevere. More >>

 

 

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