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Most farmers still satisfied with banks, pressure building

Monday, 30 May 2016, 5:05 pm | Federated Farmers

Farmers overall remain satisfied with their banks, but pressure is building and sharemilkers are feeling it most a Federated Farmers survey has revealed. More >>

Federated Farmers welcomes Freshwater Improvement Fund

Friday, 27 May 2016, 2:41 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is commending the Government on a new $100 million Freshwater Improvement Fund to aid communities investment in solutions for water quality in New Zealand’s rivers, lakes and groundwater supplies, announced in yesterday’s ... More >>

TB continues to be challenge for next decade

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:43 pm | Federated Farmers

Funding for TB control is less than it has been in the past but Federated Farmers is confident the new programme will continue to make progress with a more efficient spend of the money. More >>

Funding good start in tackling Wilding Pine

Friday, 27 May 2016, 11:08 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes funding for the control of Wilding Pines but warns that more money is needed for biosecurity incursion response measures. More >>

Farmers applaud responsible budget and urge tax cuts

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 3:34 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers supports the Government’s prudent financial management and maintenance of surpluses announced in today’s Budget. More >>

Milk price prediction means prolonged doubt for farmers

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 10:43 am | Federated Farmers

Farmers are resigned to another tight season after Fonterra confirmed its milk price at $4.25 for the coming season. More >>

Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act out of date

Monday, 23 May 2016, 11:49 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is calling on the Government to urgently set up an expert panel to review the regulation of genetic modification (GM) in the wake of a report by the National Academy of Sciences which confirms the safety of GM crops. More >>

Farmers encouraged to have a laugh

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 3:58 pm | Federated Farmers

Laughter will be bought to farmers in the Manawatu next month thanks to comedian Jeremy Elwood. More >>

Feds disappointed at latest velvetleaf confirmation

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 11:41 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is disappointed to learn that a fourth line of fodder beet seed has been confirmed as being contaminated with velvetleaf. More >>

Feds warns resource management proposals won’t deliver

Monday, 16 May 2016, 4:44 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers told the select committee considering the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill today (Monday May 16, 2016) that current proposals will reduce the opportunity for public input, reduce opportunity for local decision making, and increase ... More >>

Connectivity and health facilities top priority

Friday, 6 May 2016, 4:05 pm | Federated Farmers

The Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHANZ) has concluded their inaugural RuralFest conference with a priority list sent to Parliament to contemplate. More >>

Federated Farmers disappointed by misguided protest

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 1:45 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is surprised at the misguided protest by Greenpeace outside Wellington ACC offices this morning. More >>

Rural Health issues brought to the Beehive

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 12:11 pm | Federated Farmers

Rural health issues will be brought to the Beehive this week during the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand’s’ (RHANZ) ‘RuralFest’ conference. More >>

Federated Farmers welcomes New Zealand Fire Services merger

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:07 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the Government’s announcement today that funding of $303 million will be used over four years to combine rural and urban fire services. More >>

Federated Farmers thrilled Ruataniwha scheme can now proceed

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 11:23 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is thrilled the Ruataniwha Water Storage scheme in Hawkes Bay has made another significant step towards hitting the go button, after it was confirmed sufficient water sign-up will make the scheme cash positive. More >>

Farming salaries holding firm despite tough conditions

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 10:11 am | Federated Farmers

Dry stock farmers’ salaries have seen strong growth in the last year, according to Federated Farmers and Rabobank’s 2015/2016 employee remuneration report. More >>

Farmers' urged to make their voices heard at local elections

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 4:59 pm | Federated Farmers

With local authority elections less than six months away, Federated Farmers is urging farmers to get engaged and involved. More >>

Federated Farmers supports proposed pest control regulations

Friday, 15 April 2016, 9:05 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes Environment Minister Hon Nick Smith’s proposed national pest control regulations under the Resource Management Act (RMA), announced today. More >>

Potential blackgrass incursion concerns Arable farmers

Friday, 8 April 2016, 2:47 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers and other arable industry groups, including Foundation of Arable Research and New Zealand Grain & Seed Trade Association, are working with MPI in their investigation and response following the detection of blackgrass seeds during ... More >>

Federated Farmers welcomes NZX milk price futures

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 2:28 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has welcomed today’s announcement that the Financial Markets Authority and Reserve Bank have formally approved NZX’s milk price futures and options contracts. Expected to launch in May 2016, these are designed to address ... More >>



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