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Water partnership approach paying off in Manawatu-Whanganui

Friday, 16 February 2018, 4:09 pm | Federated Farmers

There’s now good evidence that the significant amounts of money and energy invested by farmers and the wider community in water quality improvement projects in Manawatū-Whanganui is making a difference. More >>

DIRA Bill a good move for the dairy industry

Friday, 16 February 2018, 11:24 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased to see that the Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill (DIRA) has finally made it through Parliament. More >>

Drought, disruption undermines farmers’ confidence

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 12:08 pm | Federated Farmers

A marked drop in farmer optimism and growing concern about the ability to recruit suitable staff are stand-out features of the Federated Farmers Mid-Season Farm Confidence Survey. More >>

Farmers acknowledge Bill English as safe pair of hands

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 12:27 pm | Federated Farmers

Bill English proved to be a consistently safe pair of hands as Finance Minister, guiding New Zealand through the global financial crisis, the Christchurch and Kaikoura/Hurunui earthquakes and the dairy downturn, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne said. More >>

Ship and cargo causing a helluva stink for farmers

Monday, 12 February 2018, 3:11 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is calling on the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to hold firm on a shipment which has been previously turned away from the Ports of Auckland. More >>

New employment legislation renews confidence on new staff

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 1:20 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says new employment legislation will give farmers renewed confidence in employing staff with small businesses retaining the right to use a 90-day trial. More >>

Speculation on M.Bovis origin is harmful say Fed Farmers

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 4:14 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says speculation around the cattle disease Mycoplasma Bovis and its origins is just adding more stress to worried farmers. More >>

Farmers recall Jim Anderton’s effectiveness

Monday, 8 January 2018, 1:57 pm | Federated Farmers

Farmers will remember Jim Anderton as a pragmatist who got things done, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says. More >>

Streamlining NAIT comes with tougher compliance approach

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 1:35 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased that moves to streamline the National Animal Identification and Tracing Scheme (NAIT) process are coming in tandem with a tougher approach on non-compliance. More >>

Call to get on with inquiry on local government funding

Monday, 18 December 2017, 4:09 pm | Federated Farmers

Farmers and councils are often at loggerheads over planning and rates issues but on the need for alternative funding mechanisms for local government, they’re on the same song sheet. More >>

Highway reopening lifts farmers' and community spirits

Friday, 15 December 2017, 9:14 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers congratulates all those involved in getting State Highway One north of Kaikoura reopened today. More >>

Census mirrors 'better efficiency, better for environment'

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 2:45 pm | Federated Farmers

Relatively small movements in livestock numbers in the year to June 2017 may indicate New Zealand agriculture is reaching herd equilibrium, Federated Farmers Dairy Chairperson Chris Lewis says. More >>

MPI re-focus better than a carve-up

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 3:28 pm | Federated Farmers

Keeping intact the Ministry of Primary Industries while sharpening the focus of four portfolio-based units within it is a pragmatic approach, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says. More >>

MPI report - reasons to be cheerful say Feds

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 4:18 pm | Federated Farmers

The strength and value of the New Zealand primary sector is indisputable with industry exports projected to exceed $41.4 billion by mid-2018. More >>

Infection positives underline 'protect your patch' message

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 3:57 pm | Federated Farmers

Good on-farm biosecurity and accurate tracing of animal movement is not an option in today’s world, it’s an imperative, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne said. More >>

New PKE Grading System Warrants Contractual Clause Change

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 9:04 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is reminding dairy farmers and sharemilkers to update existing business agreements as they face joint liability to meet upcoming changes for using palm kernel (PKE) as feed. More >>

Farmers’ Satisfaction with Banks Remains Stable

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 11:46 am | Federated Farmers

The level of investment required in modern dairy farming is underlined in the latest Federated Farmers Banking Survey, with the size of mortgages and the number of dairy farms with overdrafts increasing. More >>

Water storage and irrigation vital to regional development

Monday, 4 December 2017, 1:54 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased to see that the coalition government recognises water storage and irrigation as a vital aspect of provincial economic development. More >>

Kiwi innovator an inspiration to all farmers

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 11:39 am | Federated Farmers

New Zealand farmers are saluting Norman John Daysh today - the godfather of the modern milking machine. More >>

New Foreign Investment Directive Finds Good Balance

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 11:21 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers supports the Government’s plan to ensure the net benefit test is robustly applied to prospective overseas buyers of rural land. More >>

 

 

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