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Tahi Ngātahi enters the workplace

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 3:10 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased to see a new safety initiative made accessible for the wool industry workforce. More >>

Arable industry positivity on growth path

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 1:23 pm | Federated Farmers

Cuts in unsold stocks and a continued resurgence in hectares sown is more evidence of confidence throughout the arable industry, Brian Leadley of Federated Farmers says. More >>

Feds optimistic about local government review

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 12:38 pm | Federated Farmers

The thoroughness of an issues paper released today on local government funding and financing is cause for optimism, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says. More >>

Eco-N codex discussions welcomed by Federated Farmers

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 10:06 am | Federated Farmers

The return of Eco-N for use on New Zealand pastures would be a boon for farmers and efforts to protect waterways, Federated Farmers environment spokesperson Chris Allen says. More >>

On the home straight to CPTPP benefits

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 11:22 am | Federated Farmers

It’s been a long and sometimes bumpy road to achieving a Pacific Rim trade deal but New Zealand producers and our economy will soon reap the benefits, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says. More >>

Farmers urged to speak up on NAIT

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 2:13 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is in synch with the Government’s determination to revamp NAIT into a more effective and easy-to-use system, and urges farmers to speak up on the changes they want to see. More >>

No surprises in government’s freshwater management strategy

Monday, 8 October 2018, 11:28 am | Federated Farmers

The government’s announcement this morning of its determination to encourage the entire community, not just farmers, to continue to clean up waterways came as no surprise to Federated Farmers. More >>

How Long Do We Risk Ignoring the Potential Benefits of GE?

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 7:56 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is supportive of the discussion paper released today by the Royal Society Te Aparangi which aims to continue our national conversation about the use of gene editing in primary industry. More >>

Dairy Apprenticeship Programme Celebrates First Birthday

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 11:23 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is wishing happy birthday today to the Federated Farmers Apprenticeship Dairy Programme on its first anniversary. More >>

Rogue cattle and local officials create biosecurity risk

Friday, 28 September 2018, 2:28 pm | Federated Farmers

A ho-hum attitude to wandering stock in Northland highlights continuing ignorance around biosecurity, says Federated Farmers Northland provincial president John Blackwell. More >>

Can new police find a home in rural New Zealand?

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 4:26 pm | Federated Farmers

You want to know where organised crime can happen? In nice sleepy communities with little to no police presence says Federated Farmers Rural Security spokesperson Miles Anderson. More >>

Comprehensive Interim Tax Report a useful step

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 1:01 pm | Federated Farmers

The Tax Working Group’s (TWG) Interim Report provides a useful resource for how New Zealand’s tax system could be improved says Federated Farmers vice president Andrew Hoggard. More >>

Feds on board with railway crossing changes

Monday, 17 September 2018, 1:15 pm | Federated Farmers

KiwiRail has a new policy coming down the track on private rail crossings and Federated Farmers is on board with it. More >>

Endeavour Fund projects are an investment in our future

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 3:08 pm | Federated Farmers

As an organisation that consistently calls for science and ground-truthed research to underpin policy and regulations, Federated Farmers has no problem with the government investing $249 million in the 2018 round of the Endeavour Fund. More >>

On Farm Security a Constant Battle

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 1:54 pm | Federated Farmers

A major fuel theft in North Otago this week drives home the point that it is impossible to rest as a farmer when it comes to on-farm security, says Federated Farmers Rural Security spokesperson Miles Anderson. More >>

Fonterra’s report card - "must do better"

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 11:34 am | Federated Farmers

Fonterra’s net loss after tax of $196 million is a very disappointing result, Federated Farmers Dairy Chairperson Chris Lewis says. More >>

Access free-for-all grates with farmers

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 2:15 pm | Federated Farmers

Common courtesy and sound workplace and biosecurity safety practice is thrown out the window with proposed new employment laws reported back to Parliament this week, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Time needed to digest door-stopper emissions report

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 11:08 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers sees positives, but also some recommendations that will cause considerable agricultural sector disquiet, in the Productivity Commission’s "Low Emissions Economy" final report, released this morning. More >>

Methane report shoots down ‘must be zero’ claims

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 2:28 pm | Federated Farmers

Another research paper - this one from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment - shoots down the claims that New Zealand must reduce its livestock methane emissions to zero, Federated Farmers climate change spokesperson Andrew Hoggard says. More >>

Federated Farmers keen to work with new Extension Service

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 5:15 pm | Federated Farmers

A new extension service intended to bring knowledge and resources to farmers struggling to keep up on production efficiency and environmental protection fronts is a "positive", Federated Farmers board member and Arable chairperson Karen Williams says. More >>

 

 

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