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Feds says it’s simple: comply with the law

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 12:07 pm | Federated Farmers

Farmers are urged to commit to getting employee records and contracts right after large fines were issued during a Labour Inspectorate investigation into a Taranaki dairy farm. More >>

Announcement Brings More Certainty and Security for NZ Dairy

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 11:33 am | Federated Farmers

Fonterra’s annual results announced this morning will increase certainty and security for dairy farmers, in what has been a positive week for the industry. The continued upward trend of the Global Dairy Trade auction on Wednesday, the modest increase ... More >>

Feds Says Shanghai Maling Decision Sensible For New Zealand

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 3:34 pm | Federated Farmers

New Zealand will enjoy benefits from the approval for Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire a 50 percent ownership stake in Silver Fern Farms. More >>

Feds Says One Plan The Best Way Forward

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 10:50 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says legal action announced today by the Environmental Defence Society and Fish & Game against the Horizons Regional Council shows some people just can’t accept that industry and councils can work together effectively. More >>

Federated Farmers' Friday Flash

Friday, 9 September 2016, 3:32 pm | Federated Farmers

Vice president Anders Crofoot has told the commerce select committee that there needs to be something in it for farmers if lines companies want to run fibre internet cabling along existing powerlines, an activity that would usually need an easement from every ... More >>

Call To Review GMO Decision-making Welcomed

Sunday, 4 September 2016, 4:49 pm | Federated Farmers

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith’s voice of reason is the common sense approach New Zealand needs when it comes to genetically modified organisms, says Federated Farmers’ president Dr William Rolleston. More >>

Feds Says GMO Decision Shows Law Is Short-sighted

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 4:33 pm | Federated Farmers

The full potential of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will never be realised if central government is not given full jurisdiction to regulate their use says Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston. More >>

Farmer bank satisfaction still strong but pressure continues

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 11:53 am | Federated Farmers

More farmers are experiencing ‘undue pressure’ from their banks, but overall satisfaction remains strong, according to the latest Federated Farmers Banking Survey. More >>

Pet Theories Don’t Make Water Safer

Saturday, 27 August 2016, 5:32 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers urges the public to apply some good old-fashioned common sense and scrutinice the statements of activists as they push their anti-farming agendas in the wake of the Havelock North water-borne gastrointestinal disease outbreak. More >>

Fonterra Forecast Gives Dairy A Boost

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:11 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers dairy industry spokesperson Andrew Hoggard says the Fonterra announcement today will boost dairy farmer optimism and even more usefully, will ease their bank manager’s worries. More >>

Time To Move On and Accept the Value of 1080

Monday, 15 August 2016, 3:07 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is mystified as to why people are still complaining about the use of 1080, long after it’s been established as a key tool in New Zealand’s environmental protection system. More >>

Arable Industry Fares Well After Drought Like Conditions

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 10:37 am | Federated Farmers

The 2016 arable harvest has fared well despite challenges, according to survey results released by the Arable Industry Marketing Initiative. More >>

Feds Welcomes National Biodiversity Forum

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 1:52 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the new national biodiversity forum announced by Minister Nick Smith at the Environmental Defence Society conference today. More >>

Farm survey shows confidence subdued but steady

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 11:08 am | Federated Farmers

Farmer confidence has picked up slightly since surveyed last in January but remains weak, according to Federated Farmers’ July 2016 Farm Confidence Survey. More >>

Feds disappointed with Local Government’s 8 Point Programme

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 12:30 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers congratulates Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) for producing a paper that seeks to provide a document for the future but is disappointed that it misses the mark. More >>

Feds congratulates government on ambitious project

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 10:10 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers fully backs the target to completely eradicate introduced predators from New Zealand by 2050 announced by the government today and agrees with the government that emerging technologies is now making such an ambitious target possible. More >>

New researchers should focus on primary industry

Friday, 22 July 2016, 2:32 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers wants a plan to attract the world’s top scientists to New Zealand to concentrate on those who will work on primary sector initiatives and the environment. More >>

Feds appoints GM of Communications

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 2:07 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has appointed Wellington communications strategist Leigh Catley to the role of General Manager, Communications. More >>

Feds says excessive Kiwirail charges unfair to farmers

Friday, 15 July 2016, 12:42 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is disappointed with Kiwirail in the manner in which it has set about implementing a new charging regime for stock access. More >>

Feds say Local Government Needs You

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 1:42 pm | Federated Farmers

With nominations for this year’s local authority elections opening on Friday, Federated Farmers is calling on farmers and other business-minded people to consider standing for election. More >>

 

 

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