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Westland forecast follows Fonterra’s suit

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 5:32 pm | Federated Farmers

The dairy cooperative, Westland Milk Products, has charted a similar course to Fonterra’s benchmark forecast released yesterday for the current 2014/15 season, by announcing a pay-out forecast of $6 to $6.40 per kilogram of Milksolids (kg/MS). More >>

Fonterra revision eats intro farm budgets

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:15 am | Federated Farmers

While a downwards revision in Fonterra’s benchmark forecast for 2014/15 was widely expected, it has fallen lower than expected to be $6 per kilogram of Milk Solids (kg/MS). A dividend of 20-25 cents per share helps to soften things for a fully shared ... More >>

Why Green isn’t the best colour for water

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:33 am | Federated Farmers

Why Green isn’t the best colour for water Ian Mackenzie is Federated Farmers Environment spokesperson and was on the reference group for the National Objectives Framework. An opinion is also running in the New Zealand Herald. The Green Party recently launched ... More >>

Farmers call for OCR pause as exports fall in June quarter

Friday, 25 July 2014, 10:49 am | Federated Farmers

Following yesterday’s increase in the Official Cash Rate and export data for the June quarter, Federated Farmers is relieved the OCR will likely be on hold for the remainder of 2014. More >>

Federation wins rates remission against urban sprawl

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 2:40 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is thrilled that common sense has prevailed in the Horowhenua District Council’s unanimous decision to adopt a rates remission for farms being rezoned as urban. “Due to the urban sprawl, farmers are increasingly being rezoned as urban, ... More >>

NFU shoots and misses over Kiwi lamb

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 1:42 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers feels Britain’s National Farmers Union (NFU) is heading down the wrong track by attacking New Zealand lamb and should instead work with New Zealand to boost British lamb consumption. More >>

New season farm confidence survey report now available

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:19 pm | Federated Farmers

The formatted report for Federated Farmers’ 2014/15 New Season Farm Confidence survey is now available online by clicking here . More >>

MP’s uninformed attack doesn’t faze Northland farmers

Monday, 21 July 2014, 2:36 pm | Federated Farmers

While disappointed by the uninformed comments of Hone Harawira MP, Northland’s storm hit farmers appreciate the support of fellow farmers, industry good bodies, utility providers and the efforts of central and local government. Above all, the ... More >>

New season farm confidence slips with OCR implications

Monday, 21 July 2014, 10:15 am | Federated Farmers

New season farm confidence slips with OCR implications Dairy farmer confidence ebbs while meat and fibre farmers remain positive A slump in dairy farmers’ confidence has seen Federated Farmers’ new-season Farm Confidence Survey move into negative ... More >>

Back agriculture back our Roads

Friday, 18 July 2014, 5:21 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the Government’s announcement to increase investment in our deteoriating rural roads, but has concerns at whether it will be enough. More >>

Federated Farmers on Ruataniwha appeal

Friday, 18 July 2014, 5:12 pm | Federated Farmers

While Federated Farmers did not lodge an appeal with the High Court against the Board of Inquiry decision on the Ruataniwha Dam and the associated Plan Change 6, it is now considering options in light of Hawke’s Bay & Eastern Fish & Game Councils ... More >>

Looking for the South Island’s next top farmer

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 3:52 pm | Federated Farmers

The South Island’s next top farmer is out there and Federated Farmers wants to see farmers nominated for the 2014 Lincoln University Foundation South Island Farmer of the Year award. The 2013 award being won by the winemaker, Peter Yealands. More >>

GlobalDairyTrade: one of a bad news triple-pack

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 2:31 pm | Federated Farmers

While today’s fall in the GlobalDairyTrade auction platform reflects the most perfect global production season in many years, Federated Farmers anticipates it could lead to downwards revision in Fonterra’s benchmark forecast of $7 per kilogram of Milk ... More >>

Northland Medium Scale Adverse Event declared

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 2:58 pm | Federated Farmers

With Northland’s storm now a Medium Scale Adverse Event , Federated Farmers is hoping Government will also support councils in the repair of local roads. More >>

Greens need to get on the water policy bus

Monday, 14 July 2014, 9:52 am | Federated Farmers

Instead of attacking policy that will massively improve New Zealand water quality, Federated Farmers says the Green Party would be more credible if it showed a lot more bipartisan leadership in supporting that policy. More >>

‘Safety first’ call goes out to Northland farmers

Saturday, 12 July 2014, 4:30 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Northland calls for farmers to put safety first with no farming fatalities or serious injuries to date. With the wet weather set to continue and the power out in some areas, it wants neighbours to band together. More >>

“It’s not milk” just proves you can’t beat the real thing

Saturday, 12 July 2014, 4:27 pm | Federated Farmers

The prospect of a breakthrough in test tube product said to be like milk has not got New Zealand farmers shivering in their red-bands just yet. More >>

Environment Southland listening to farmers

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 3:03 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers commends Environment Southland for listening to the concerns of Hill and High Country farmers, and delaying notification of the proposed Hill and High Country Development Plan Change today. “The council’s decision, having engaged ... More >>

Environmental support for Sheep and Beef Farmers

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 10:38 am | Federated Farmers

Environmental support for Sheep and Beef Farmers Federated Farmers and Beef + Lamb New Zealand to cooperate on regional policy Sheep and beef farmers will have a stronger voice in the regions on environmental issues, through an agreement between Federated ... More >>

Buildings farm exemption welcomed as a first step

Friday, 4 July 2014, 4:10 pm | Federated Farmers

Earthquake-prone buildings farm exemption welcomed as a first step Federated Farmers is delighted Government has seen the logic of exempting farm structures from the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill as a first step to ensuring ... More >>



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