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Working to surplus the best news for farmers in the Budget

Friday, 22 May 2015, 11:24 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says it’s disappointed there is no Budget surplus this year, but the best news for farmers from the Government is that it is on track for a surplus next year. More >>

Federated Farmers on the TPP

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 8:55 pm | Federated Farmers

Agricultural and Agri-Food Producers Call for an Ambitious, Fair, and Comprehensive Agreement through the Trans-Pacific Partnership More >>

Drought takes its toll – feed an issue

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 9:52 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers North Canterbury say farmers affected by the drought are facing a tough year ahead and will be struggling with some tough decisions. More >>

Climate Change Conversation welcomed

Friday, 8 May 2015, 4:17 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the Government’s public consultation on climate change, ahead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, in December. More >>

Government invests in Primary Industry Research Centres

Friday, 8 May 2015, 9:25 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased to see two of the country’s top research institutes’ second application for Government funding under the CoREs (Centre of Research Excellence) has been successful. More >>

Farming salaries holding firm in spite of tough conditions

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 3:31 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers and Rabobank’s 2015 employee remuneration report shows farm employee remuneration is rising despite tough industry conditions. Salaries across the industry groups generally were equal at entry level, though some dairy farming employees, ... More >>

Dairy industry 'paper’ flawed

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 4:16 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is disappointed to see Massey University supporting attempts to use academia to tarnish the dairy industry by pretending a student’s academic hypothesis is established fact. More >>

Future of the Heartland

Friday, 17 April 2015, 1:32 pm | Federated Farmers

Address by Dr William Rolleston, President, Federated Farmers of New Zealand, Heartland Forum, Conway Flats, North Canterbury, 17 April 2015. More >>

Game of two halves for 2015 Grain Harvest

Friday, 17 April 2015, 12:23 pm | Federated Farmers

The 2015 Grain Harvest has been a game of two halves, according to survey results released by the Arable Industry Marketing Initiative (AIMI). More >>

Cull cow report no reason for complacency

Friday, 17 April 2015, 11:22 am | Federated Farmers

The clearance of a North Canterbury farmer and a trucking company on animal welfare complaints is no cause for farmers to be complacent about their responsibilities for animal welfare, according to Federated Farmers. More >>

Few opportunities to lift dairy prices short term

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 11:08 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is disappointed at the third fall in a row of the GlobalDairyTrade auction price overnight. More >>

Commissioner backs Federated Farmers’ proposals

Friday, 10 April 2015, 11:32 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers’ suggestion of land swaps of some private land, for the land held by the Department of Conservation, have been picked up by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. In her most recent update report on what is known ... More >>

‘Future of the Heartland Forum’: South Island farming event

Sunday, 5 April 2015, 11:34 am | Federated Farmers

‘Future of the Heartland Forum’ shaping up as South Island farming event of the year More >>

Otago Regional Council blindsides ratepayers

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 1:26 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is calling on the Otago Regional Council to properly inform and explain themselves to their ratepayer farmers who are facing huge increases in rates and consent costs this year. More >>

Sustainable Farming Fund backs web-based education resource

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 4:53 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says a web-based education resource, to educate students on the value of plant nutrients will help the next generation of New Zealanders understand how agriculture systems work. The Sustainable Farming Fund has just announced $93,000 ... More >>

Dairy Audit results unacceptable

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 12:11 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is disappointed in the findings released today by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment in their compliance operation. More >>

Fonterra and Synlait results look grim

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 12:42 pm | Federated Farmers

Following today’s announcements from Synlait and Fonterra, Federated Farmers is urging dairy farmers to keep their budgets tight. More >>

Dairy Workplace Accord to be launched

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 10:15 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers and Dairy NZ with other industry bodies will release the dairy industry’s newly developed Quality Workplace Accord in May, following consultation with key government and industry partners. More >>

Federated Farmers condemn breaches of animal welfare

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 1:58 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is emphatic farmers and trucking operators must follow the animal welfare rules when they take stock to processing works, especially as drought conditions reduce animal feed in some parts of the country. More >>

Relief in Non-Proprietary Cultivar Levy renewal

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 10:33 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers congratulates the herbage seed industry on voting to renew its Non-Proprietary Cultivars (NPC) and Uncertified Herbage Seed Levy Order for the next six years. More >>

 

 

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