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Five Nuffield Farming Scholars named for 2014

Friday, 31 October 2014, 1:31 pm | Federated Farmers

A diverse group of rural New Zealanders has been chosen as the latest crop of Nuffield Scholars. Nuffield New Zealand and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have announced the scholarships at a function in Wellington for West Coast dairy farmer Bede O’Connor; ... More >>

Details released on next Tuesday’s Ruataniwha water event

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 4:44 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers and Irrigation NZ have released more details about the free “Ruataniwha – it’s Now or Never” event, taking place from 7pm next Tuesday (4 November), at the Waipawa/Central Hawke’s Bay Municipal Theatre. More >>

CEO of one of New Zealand’s largest exporters steps down

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 2:27 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers acknowledges the good work done by retiring Silver Fern Farms’ Chief Executive Keith Cooper. Silver Fern Farms is a big contributor to New Zealand’s number two merchandise export; red meat. “Keith Cooper’s larger than life personality ... More >>

Agri-Food Producers Call for Strong Outcomes through the TPP

Friday, 24 October 2014, 1:04 pm | Federated Farmers

International Agricultural and Agri-Food Producers Call for Strong Outcomes through the TPP At the round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations taking place this week in Australia, agri-food producer and processor groups from Canada, Australia ... More >>

Lee Valley Dam must be affordable

Friday, 24 October 2014, 12:47 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is urging the Government to support the Tasman District Council’s (TDC) Waimea Dam Project to prevent the critical shortage of water for urban and farming development. More >>

Farmers to get the full Ruataniwha facts on 4 November

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 11:29 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers and Irrigation NZ have joined forces to give farmers the facts they need to make decisions on Ruataniwha dam water. ‘Ruataniwha – it’s Now or Never’ is free and will take place on 4 November at Waipawa’s Municipal Theatre ... More >>

Smuggling honey into New Zealand isn’t sweet

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:06 am | Federated Farmers

Smuggling honey into New Zealand isn’t sweet Federated Farmers Bee Industry Group applauds the tough line taken by Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Border Staff at Auckland Airport. In deporting the couple found trying to smuggle bee products ... More >>

Farmers need to take council findings on the chin

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 7:04 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is saddened by Otago Regional Council inspection results and believes farmers risk compounding a bad payout season unless they seek information and help on what their obligations are under the Council’s water quality rules (Plan Change ... More >>

Farmers need to take council findings on the chin

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 5:28 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is saddened by Otago Regional Council inspection results and believes farmers risk compounding a bad payout season unless they seek information and help on what their obligations are under the Council’s water quality rules (Plan Change ... More >>

Rural Health & Safety meetings – keeping our people safe

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 10:30 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Waikato is holding interactive sessions on the importance of Health & Safety on-farm, in the coming weeks, following a successful session held earlier this year. “These sessions are about enabling farmers with the right health and ... More >>

Federated Farmers celebrates journalism

Monday, 20 October 2014, 3:53 pm | Federated Farmers

The best of New Zealand’s rural journalism was celebrated Friday evening with the Dominion Post and Radio NZ taking the two awards sponsored by Federated Farmers. More >>

Key trends and demands in New Zealand’s farming sector

Monday, 20 October 2014, 11:19 am | Federated Farmers

It is an exciting time to be in the farming sector, as pastoral farming lies at the heart of our economy and how we see ourselves as a nation. We are a primary superpower that ranks among the best on earth in relation to production efficiency, environmental ... More >>

Collaboration not conflict: A farmer’s perspective

Friday, 17 October 2014, 9:45 am | Federated Farmers

Speech by Dr William Rolleston, Federated Farmers President, to the New Zealand Association of Resource Management, Wellington More >>

Global milk price rebound positive but early days

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 3:08 pm | Federated Farmers

It may be a case of eighth trading event lucky, but the small uplift in today’s GlobalDairyTrade auction result will not have farmers breaking open the silver top just yet. More >>

Federated Farmers mourns the passing of its chairperson

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 11:41 am | Federated Farmers

Members of Federated Farmers Wanganui are saddened by the untimely death of its Dairy Industry Chairman, Tony Rogers. More >>

Wool Levy voted down in preliminary results

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 3:50 pm | Federated Farmers

Sheep farmers have narrowly turned down the chance for a Wool Commodity Levy, with the final results to be announced tomorrow. “Whilst we are disappointed in the result, we are pleased with the voter turn out of 47%, which was larger the Local ... More >>

New Zealand’s farmer suicide disgrace

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 12:16 pm | Federated Farmers

While the 169 farmers who committed suicide since 2007/8 eclipses the 112 people who have tragically died in agricultural occupational deaths, this toll has gone largely unnoticed aside from the families and communities it touches. “New Zealand’s ... More >>

Lake Hawea Station accident did not involve quad bikes

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 1:38 pm | Federated Farmers

While there was an accident involving motorcycles on Lake Hawea Station over the weekend, Federated Farmers confirms this did not involve quad bikes. More >>

Last chance to vote, for NZ sheep farmers

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 10:37 am | Federated Farmers

Sheep farmers have only three days left to vote for the Wool Levy Referendum, closing at 2pm this Friday, 10 October. “This is the final call for sheep farmers to decide the future of their wool industry on Friday,” says Rick Powdrell, Federated Farmers ... More >>

NBR claims about Federated Farmers

Friday, 3 October 2014, 5:29 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers wishes to place on record a correction to claims which have recently appeared in the National Business Review (NBR). More >>

 

 

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