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Conviction for the illegal sale of homekilled meat applauded

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 11:22 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is applauding the Ministry for Primary Industries prosecuting a Northland man for selling meat which had not been processed in accordance with the Animal Products Act 1999. More >>

Government assistance for drought not a hand out

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 2:58 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers believes that if the government made a medium-scale adverse event declaration for some South Island provinces, it would give more emotional support to farmers than financial. More >>

Fuel price falls should mean lower farm costs

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 12:48 pm | Federated Farmers

The continuing fall in fuel prices should be reflected in lower farm input costs Federated Farmers believes. More >>

Katie Milne, Dairy Woman of the year Finalist

Friday, 16 January 2015, 1:21 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers President, Dr William Rolleston, says he’s thrilled by Katie Milne’s selection as a finalist for the 2015 Dairy Woman of the Year Award. More >>

Fire risk in mowing roadside vegetation

Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 2:19 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers are warning farmers and the rural community of the risk in mowing roadside vegetation in the extreme dry conditions. More >>

Manawatu Farm Days to educate the next generation

Tuesday, 13 January 2015, 4:38 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Manawatu-Rangitikei is launching its own Farm Day program to educate the next generation and the urban community. More >>

Federated Farmers warns farmers of fire bans

Friday, 9 January 2015, 4:25 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers warns farmers and the rural community that as the countryside dries up more and more regions are facing fire restrictions, so they need to take extra caution. More >>

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 >>



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