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Federated Farmers welcomes New Zealand Fire Services merger

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:07 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the Government’s announcement today that funding of $303 million will be used over four years to combine rural and urban fire services. More >>

Federated Farmers thrilled Ruataniwha scheme can now proceed

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 11:23 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is thrilled the Ruataniwha Water Storage scheme in Hawkes Bay has made another significant step towards hitting the go button, after it was confirmed sufficient water sign-up will make the scheme cash positive. More >>

Farming salaries holding firm despite tough conditions

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 10:11 am | Federated Farmers

Dry stock farmers’ salaries have seen strong growth in the last year, according to Federated Farmers and Rabobank’s 2015/2016 employee remuneration report. More >>

Farmers' urged to make their voices heard at local elections

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 4:59 pm | Federated Farmers

With local authority elections less than six months away, Federated Farmers is urging farmers to get engaged and involved. More >>

Federated Farmers supports proposed pest control regulations

Friday, 15 April 2016, 9:05 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes Environment Minister Hon Nick Smith’s proposed national pest control regulations under the Resource Management Act (RMA), announced today. More >>

Potential blackgrass incursion concerns Arable farmers

Friday, 8 April 2016, 2:47 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers and other arable industry groups, including Foundation of Arable Research and New Zealand Grain & Seed Trade Association, are working with MPI in their investigation and response following the detection of blackgrass seeds during ... More >>

Federated Farmers welcomes NZX milk price futures

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 2:28 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has welcomed today’s announcement that the Financial Markets Authority and Reserve Bank have formally approved NZX’s milk price futures and options contracts. Expected to launch in May 2016, these are designed to address ... More >>

Federated Farmers disappointed with appeal

Saturday, 19 March 2016, 3:17 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is deeply disappointed that Forest and Bird has appealed the High Court judgement allowing the DOC land exchange that will pave the way for the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme in the Hawkes Bay. Federated Farmers water spokesperson Chris ... More >>

Federated Farmers welcomes cut in Official Cash Rate

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 10:29 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has welcomed the Reserve Bank’s decision to cut the Official Cash Rate by 25 basis points to 2.25 percent. More >>

Time for a second green revolution

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 4:40 pm | Federated Farmers

A second green revolution is needed - and the answer includes genetic technologies, says Federated Farmers National President Dr William Rolleston. More >>

Latest Fonterra downgrade lumps more pressure on farmers

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 2:14 pm | Federated Farmers

This morning's announcement by Fonterra of a reforecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2015/16 season from $4.15 per kgMS to $3.90 per kgMS will lump more pressure on dairy farmers who will now be counting down the days to end of the season, according to ... More >>

Keeping the voice of farmer’s alive in Northland

Tuesday, 1 March 2016, 11:06 am | Federated Farmers

Northlanders' are encouraged to get out and support their rural community when the region’s biggest agricultural event is held later this week. More >>

Federated Farmers welcomes Bee Industry Unification

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 10:38 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the announcement that the outcome of the National Beekeepers Association (NBA) special vote is positive. More >>

Freshwater discussion paper an important step

Monday, 22 February 2016, 9:30 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has welcomed the release of the Government’s discussion paper on freshwater management as a useful next step in this important debate. More >>

Time to act over milk prices

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 9:25 am | Federated Farmers

This morning’s Global Dairy Trade auction brought a 2.8% drop in the price index, lumping further pressure on New Zealand dairy farmers. More >>

Weaknesses in industry cohesion costing kiwi farmers

Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 2:24 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Meat and Fibre Chair Rick Powdrell is calling for action to be taken to address issues in the marketing of kiwi lamb overseas – particularly in the UK – to prevent our sheep farmers continuing to face low returns. More >>

2016 shaping up to be a tough year for farmers

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 2:48 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers’ 2015/16 Mid-Season Farm Confidence Survey reveals farmer confidence remains in the doldrums. More >>

Progress on Hinds Plan welcomed by Federated Farmers

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 1:45 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the progress made on the Hinds Plan Change to the Land and Water Regional Plan - with Environment Canterbury accepting the recommendations put to them by Independent Hearing Commissioners last week. More >>

Federated Farmers welcomes TPP signing

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:19 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes today's signing in Auckland of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement as a significant milestone for the New Zealand economy and a positive deal for the agriculture sector. More >>

Another poor GDT result puts $4.60 payout in doubt

Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 10:09 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is concerned that Fonterra’s forecast farmgate payout of $4.60/kg looks increasingly out of reach after this morning’s 1.4% drop in the Global Dairy Trade price index. Today's result follows a 1.6% fall in the first auction of the ... More >>



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