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TPP agreement will give New Zealand a competitive edge

Friday, 18 August 2017, 10:24 am | Federated Farmers

A long awaited Trans Pacific Partnership(TPP) agreement can’t come quick enough with approval for a mandate to negotiate good news says Federated Farmers. More >>

Lining Up Labour’s Water Policy

Friday, 11 August 2017, 12:09 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers wants Labour to honour the commitment it made to only look at charging overseas-owned water bottlers and to permanently park its discriminatory tax on water that will divide communities and undermine regional economies. More >>

Farmers to Labour: "Tell Us Your Numbers"

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 9:43 am | Federated Farmers

Labour yesterday announced proposals for a tax on water for large commercial users, including farmers who rely on irrigation water, but in the absence of detail some eye-watering numbers in the billions of dollars have been floated. More >>

One Plan change ‘moving in the right direction’

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 3:51 pm | Federated Farmers

-- Farmers inside the Horizons Regional Council boundaries are breathing a sigh of relief that options for a change to One Plan are to be investigated. More >>

Farmers' fears far from allayed on water tax

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 12:59 pm | Federated Farmers

Pledges from Labour to consult on a "proportionate and fair" royalty for irrigation water have eased the concerns of farmers - but only by a tiny margin. More >>

Partnership approach on freshwater quality hailed

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 4:59 pm | Federated Farmers

-- A partnership approach to dealing with river and lake water quality offers the best prospect of making sustained progress on problems that were often decades in the making, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Funding a boost for quake affected farmers says Feds

Friday, 4 August 2017, 2:31 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is delighted that a joint application made to the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Earthquake Recovery Fund has been successful. More >>

Flood hit Otago farmers appreciate Government assistance

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 3:49 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers applauds the Government’s decision to declare a medium scale adverse event in flooded parts of Otago. More >>

Survey shows big jump in number of farms making a profit

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 3:42 pm | Federated Farmers

A few weeks of winter remain but the Federated Farmers July Farm Confidence Survey shows there’s a spring in the step of those who work the land. More >>

Farmers muddy the waters for Rotorua festival

Friday, 28 July 2017, 3:25 pm | Federated Farmers

Without wishing to wallow in the absurdity of what some people are willing to pay for, farmers are bemused by plans by Rotorua to import mud from Korea. More >>

Government’s Fiddling With Immigration Doesn’t Help Rural NZ

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 4:32 pm | Federated Farmers

Calls from a united primary sector for the government’s latest round of immigration changes to address significant labour shortages in rural areas have obviously fallen on deaf ears. More >>

Feds Finds Useful Suggestions in PCE Report

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 3:47 pm | Federated Farmers

-- The report released today suggesting New Zealand needs a Climate Change Commission, like the UK’s, has qualified support from Federated Farmers. More >>

Farming in Top Four of Defining NZ Characteristics

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 11:13 am | Federated Farmers

It’s often said Kiwis are sports-mad but a new survey shows our regard for agriculture and farming out-ranks rugby, netball and other sports as a hallmark of New Zealand. More >>

After The Rain - Coordinated Rural Cleanup Begins

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 11:07 am | Federated Farmers

The rural clean-up has begun after the weekend storm which caused extensive flooding throughout Otago and Canterbury. More >>

Boarding allowance rise is key issue for rural voters

Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:06 pm | Federated Farmers

For rural folk there’s a glaring omission in all the political parties’ education policies announced so far - an increase in the school boarding allowance. More >>

Federated Farmers Appeal ECan Catchment Proposal

Friday, 21 July 2017, 11:17 am | Federated Farmers

The Plan Change is ECan’s solution to addressing water quality issues associated with farming activities in Canterbury - but excludes catchments already addressed. More >>

Agricultural Census a valuable resource to farmers

Friday, 21 July 2017, 10:55 am | Federated Farmers

This year’s Agricultural Production Census is an important survey that assists all farmers and the primary sector says Federated Farmers. More >>

Charging For Water Would Open A Can of Worms

Monday, 10 July 2017, 4:45 pm | Federated Farmers

Charging For Water Would Open A Can of Worms Source: Federated Farmers -- Federated Farmers is worried talk of charging for commercial water use will take the country down an irreversible path of taxing ourselves unnecessarily, increasing prices and ... More >>

Pacific Alliance FTA negotiations hailed

Monday, 3 July 2017, 12:21 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says it’s excellent news that New Zealand is underway with free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with the Pacific Alliance countries of Mexico, Chile, Peru and Colombia. More >>

Feds’ commend Government on investment in global agriscience

Friday, 30 June 2017, 4:11 pm | Federated Farmers

The announcement today, made by Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee, is a progressive step that will drive science and innovation in the agriculture sector. More >>



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