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Sheep to be talk of the city

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 4:58 pm | Federated Farmers

It is hoped next week’s wool summit in Wellington will produce some tangible opportunities for collaboration to help move the New Zealand wool industry forward. More >>

Lifestyle farmers also have M. bovis and biosecurity role

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 1:42 pm | Federated Farmers

Lifestyle farmers also have M. bovis and biosecurity role News that a lifestyle block in Rakaia with 24 animals has tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis shows that all cattle farming operations must take heed of the disease, Federated Farmers Dairy ... More >>

Maize sector buoyant after strong growing season

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 1:46 pm | Federated Farmers

Levels of confidence are returning to New Zealand’s maize sector, with a healthy rise in average yields and prices remaining firm at around $400/tonne. More >>

Wool deserves front seat in Air NZ’s advertising

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 9:43 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is puzzled why our national carrier is making a song and dance about an overseas-produced plant protein burger but not the Kiwi company that supplies them with world-leading transportation fabrics. More >>

Nation should be happy that farmers are still at work today

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 6:07 pm | Federated Farmers

Nation should be happy that farmers are still at work today The nation need not worry today - the farmers that produce your food and the lion’s share of the nation’s export earnings still got up at the crack of dawn today(Subs July5). While those ... More >>

‘Risky’ four well-beings Bill puts cart before the horse

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 11:47 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says a return to a looser legislative mandate for local government activities presents a "depressing scenario" for those who foot the bill - ratepayers. More >>

First female arable chair joins Feds national board

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 9:42 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has a new board member as a result of elections held during last week’s national conference in Wellington. More >>

Agriculture sector salary increases

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 1:26 pm | Federated Farmers

After little movement in wages in recent years, people working in primary industries have made gains in what they earn according to the latest Federated Farmers Rabobank Remuneration Survey. More >>

Federated Farmers congratulates farming leaders

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 9:44 am | Federated Farmers

The awards recognise the hard work of those in the agriculture sector and the ceremony acts as a stage for the recipients to be celebrated on, says Fed’s national president Katie Milne. More >>

Devil in the detail of fresh water management

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 2:56 pm | Federated Farmers

Key advice from a water report for the Government should be considered, but the devil will be in the detail says the Federated Farmers representative on the Land and Water Forum (LAWF), Chris Allen. More >>

Climate change discussion ‘direction of travel’ is positive

Friday, 15 June 2018, 2:19 pm | Federated Farmers

The National Party’s five principles on which it will base emission reduction policies, including science-based and taking into account economic impact, are spot on, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Tourist levy allocation is the key, says Feds

Friday, 15 June 2018, 1:49 pm | Federated Farmers

How and where the new levy on international tourists is allocated will be the key to its worth, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Rural-proofing policy is a good move

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:37 pm | Federated Farmers

The announcement today that government policy makers will have to factor rural communities into their decision making is a good move, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says. More >>

Feds wishes Fieldays many happy returns

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 3:43 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers, with a 118-year history, knows a bit about enduring and remaining relevant, so its leaders and members up and down the country are more than happy to congratulate Fieldays on its 50th anniversary milestone. More >>

M. bovis spurs updated sharemilker contracts

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 9:09 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers contracts are being updated to include provisions for sharemilkers and sharemilker farm owners to develop a farm biosecurity plan. More >>

Gas differences recognised in Zero Carbon consultation

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 1:42 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is heartened that impacts on the economy, and the difference between short and long-lived greenhouse gases, are becoming more prominent topics in our discussions about global warming and climate change. More >>

Arable Industry Honours Two of its Finest

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 10:40 am | Federated Farmers

A leading advocate for biosecurity and a 30-year contributor to organisations that support growers were honoured at the Federated Farmers Arable Industry conference in Timaru yesterday. Former Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) CEO Nick Pyke was ... More >>

New training course teaches fundamentals of fertiliser

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 12:26 pm | Federated Farmers

A new online training course, specifically designed for farmers who spread their own fertiliser, provides instruction on the important areas of: how fertiliser can be best applied; how farm productivity can be maximised and what health and safety ... More >>

Action plan accelerates waterway protection efforts

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 3:52 pm | Federated Farmers

The Good Farming Practice Action Plan for Water Quality is a tangible illustration of commitment by the primary sector, local and central government to work together to enhance our streams and rivers, Federated Farmers Environment spokesperson Chris ... More >>

More dairy farmers feeling financial pressure

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 9:24 am | Federated Farmers

More farmers are feeling under financial pressure, and satisfaction with their banks has slipped, the May 2018 Federated Farmers’ Banking Survey shows. More >>

 

 

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