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Manawatu River improving is encouraging

Friday, 18 April 2014, 11:03 am | Federated Farmers

Manawatu River improving is encouraging Federated Farmers is thrilled by the improving health of the Manawatu River. A detailed report for the Manawatu River Leaders Forum reveals that the first three years of the clean up have been a success. “This report ... More >>

Ruataniwha gets to second base

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 6:35 pm | Federated Farmers

With the Ruataniwha Water Storage scheme getting the tick from a Board of Inquiry appointed by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), the concept of water storage has passed a major milestone but a greater one is to ensure it is financially viable. ... More >>

IPCC Mitigation Report redefines agriculture as ‘green tech’

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:44 am | Federated Farmers

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Mitigation Report places New Zealand in a very good position so long as the policy nexus supports the carbon efficient production of food. “The IPCC’s Mitigation Report projects that emissions from ... More >>

No rain reprieve yet for drought-hit farms

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:32 am | Federated Farmers

No rain reprieve yet for drought-hit farms While farming areas in the South Island and the main centres receive rain, very little has fallen in areas affected by the upper North Island’s second consecutive autumnal drought. “It is clearly a localised ... More >>

Native Kiwis ‘join the herd’ at a staff member’s farm

Monday, 14 April 2014, 3:43 pm | Federated Farmers

Further Kiwi has been released onto the Kaipara farm co-owned by Federated Farmers’ Richard Gardner. As part of the Mataia Restoration Project, the latest event was attended by the Prime Minister, Department of Conservation, Auckland Council, local ... More >>

Farmers back major Local Government NZ funding review

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 4:47 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is fully behind a fundamental review by Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) into the way local government and local roads are funded. More >>

Service gives farmers a voice

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 2:55 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is thrilled by the Health Promotion Agency’s, National Depression rural project. In light of the horrifying suicide statistics in rural New Zealand the initiative has rightly tailored the John Kirwan Depression.org website to be ... More >>

Alan Wills: Dairy farmers walking the talk

Friday, 4 April 2014, 4:47 pm | Federated Farmers

Speech by Alan Wills, Federated Farmers Rotorua-Taupo provincial president, to the Maori Research Institute Charitable Trust’s Walk The Talk Conference, Distinction Hotel, Rotorua More >>

Fonterra $300,000 fine proportionate

Friday, 4 April 2014, 4:31 pm | Federated Farmers

After accepting four Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) charges relating to the 2013 whey protein concentrate recall, Federated Farmers believes the $300,000 fine is proportionate. More >>

If the IPCC backs adaptation, political parties should too

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 9:57 am | Federated Farmers

The release of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report’s chapter on Australasia, reinforces science, research and water storage are fundamental to New Zealand’s adaptive response. “The IPCC report contains both good and bad ... More >>

Suicide reporting welcomed

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 12:16 pm | Federated Farmers

Suicide reporting welcomed Federated Farmers supports the Law Commissions’ recommendation to allow the media to report a suspected suicide. “While the media are beginning to report suicides, we believe more needs to be done to lift the lid of silence on ... More >>

Farm Days a marketing and educational success

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 2:58 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Farm Days are a huge success in education and tourism. The Federation’s Bay of Plenty province saw 980 people come through the farm gate on Sunday to see what farming is all about. More >>

Innovation as an opportunity for strengthening farming

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 12:45 pm | Federated Farmers

Speech by Dr William Rolleston, Federated Farmers Vice-President, to the World Farmers Organisation, Buenos Aires, Argentina It is a pleasure to speak to you on the theme of Innovation as an opportunity for strengthening farming. In this context I will ... More >>

West Coast Northland drought declaration a relief

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 4:51 pm | Federated Farmers

The adverse event declaration covering drought in Northland’s West Coast the declaration will not provide a lot of direct financial assistance but will provide huge psychological relief. More >>

Fonterra profit down but revenue on track for $20 billion

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 3:32 pm | Federated Farmers

Fonterra Cooperative Group’s half year results means it could be back on track to break the $20 billion revenue barrier; corporate New Zealand’s ‘four minute mile.’ More >>

Federated Farmers 111 concerns following wasp attack

Friday, 21 March 2014, 11:03 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is concerned the 111 service failed Taumarunui farmer Janet Kelland when she needed it the most; after being attacked by wasps. “Given the 111 service is a rural lifeline, Federated Farmers was troubled to learn Janet Kelland struggled ... More >>

Massey Chinese milk survey not a surprise

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 3:00 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is unsurprised Massey University research into consumer attitudes in China’s Gansu province, has found 72 percent of those polled regard New Zealand dairy products as "very safe." More >>

The incredible shrinking current account deficit

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 7:18 pm | Federated Farmers

The incredible shrinking current account deficit While the value of dairy exports has helped New Zealand record a current account deficit in the December 2013 quarter, $900 million less than in the September 2013 quarter, Federated Farmers knows trade ... More >>

High Country innovative leaders

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 4:50 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers High Country farmers are keen to work with Environment Canterbury in making the industry sustainable, so that they can continue improving the land, and keeping the iconic landscape pest free. More >>

Updated dairy cattle code of welfare to include calves

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 2:49 pm | Federated Farmers

Updated dairy cattle code of welfare to include calf management Federated Farmers welcomes the consultation process announced by NAWAC late last week, as it updates the Animal Welfare (Dairy Cattle) Code of Welfare. “There has been a lot of media ... More >>

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