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Synlait payout a good news/bad news story

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 9:05 am | Federated Farmers

Synlait’s confirmation of a total payout of $8.31 per kilogram of milk solids (kg/MS), for the 2013/14 season, starts the ball rolling for company and cooperative results this week, with the company dropping its 2014/15 season forecast to $5 kg/MS from ... More >>

Farmers meeting on Lake Rotorua nutrient rules tonight

Monday, 22 September 2014, 1:34 pm | Federated Farmers

The future of farming in the Lake Rotorua catchment is why farmers are meeting tonight in Ngongotaha to go through the allocation of nitrogen and the consenting process. More >>

National-led Government wins mandate for RMA reforms

Sunday, 21 September 2014, 3:07 pm | Federated Farmers

An unprecedented increase in support for the third-term National Party, the best electoral performance since 1899, has delivered a clear mandate for reform of the Resource Management Act says Federated Farmers. “Vital reforms to the RMA have ... More >>

Robotic sheepdogs unlikely, Kiwi farmers say

Friday, 19 September 2014, 11:21 am | Federated Farmers

At the risk of being out of step with technology, Federated Farmers is dubious robotic sheepdogs will replace the real thing anytime soon. Reported late last month, European academics believe they have created an algorithm simulating sheepdog behaviour. More >>

Farmers have spent millions in the Horizons region

Friday, 19 September 2014, 10:58 am | Federated Farmers

A Federated Farmers survey has revealed the average dairy farmer in the Horizons Region has spent over $110,000 on environmental management in the past five years. More >>

Federated Farmers offers to talk with tour operator

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 4:17 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers offers to talk with tour operator Following media reports of High Country Explorer Tours being affected by the sale of Flock Hill Station, Federated Farmers High Country is offering to speak with the operator. More >>

Steady GlobalDairyTrade Result Welcomed by Farmers

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:23 pm | Federated Farmers

“With peak milk about four weeks away we could do with some good news and while steady as she goes isn’t a plus sign, at least it is not a negative,” says Andrew Hoggard, Federated Farmers Dairy chair. More >>

Water taxes will suck Canterbury and Otago dry: Report

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 12:42 pm | Federated Farmers

A report undertaken by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) for Federated Farmers, shows how water taxes may end up becoming a regional tax on Canterbury and Otago, seriously impacting those regional economies. More >>

Rural New Zealand wants gigabit equality

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 11:52 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers and TUANZ believe it is essential the next Government delivers better connectivity to rural New Zealand, and is keen to work with them to make that happen. “We are encouraged by the National Party’s further commitment of $150million, ... More >>

Unscrupulous worker highlights why 90-days works

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 4:23 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers believes the experience of a husband and wife farming team in Taranaki underscores why the 90-days provision is so important to small businesses. “Yesterday a member called 0800 FARMING to alert us to a guy doing the rounds in Taranaki who ... More >>

Black Grass still a threat

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 11:42 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers urges farmers to remain vigilant in checking for black-grass this season, as it still remains a possible threat to the Canterbury economy. “The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) response team found no sign of black-grass last season, ... More >>

Coasters nervous about a dry start to spring

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 10:13 am | Federated Farmers

Nervous West Coast farmers are hoping meteorologists are right that a rainmaker is close at hand, with no more than 1 millilitre (mls) falling at Westport over the past 23 days. More >>

New Zealand’s future as a primary superpower

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 11:47 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is asking whoever forms the next government for an additional $600 million investment into science research and innovation over the next three years. The request was made at the launch of the Federation’s 2014 General Election Manifesto. ... More >>

Being a primary superpower

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 11:40 am | Federated Farmers

Speech by Dr William Rolleston, Federated Farmers President, at the launch of Federated Farmers 2014 General Election Manifesto held at Lincoln University Thank you for being a part of the launch for Federated Farmers 2014 General Election Manifesto. ... More >>

NZIER report on Labour’s Capital Gains Tax policy

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 5:41 pm | Federated Farmers

The New Zealand Labour Party has issued a media release calling into question the efficacy of the report authored by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER). More >>

Report asks major questions of a Capital Gains Tax

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 9:14 am | Federated Farmers

A report by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) reinforces Federated Farmers concerns over the Labour Party’s proposed Capital Gains Tax (CGT). “The NZIER say the Labour Party’s proposed Capital Gains Tax would not be a good addition ... More >>

No bees, no food, no people

Monday, 8 September 2014, 9:43 am | Federated Farmers

Without the incredible honeybee, two-thirds of the food we take for granted would almost vanish, making life as we know it impossible. More >>

National’s Freshwater Fund may spur on-farm wetlands

Sunday, 7 September 2014, 2:45 pm | Federated Farmers

Having worked with DairyNZ to analyse the $100m freshwater fund policy, recently announced by the National Party, Federated Farmers believes it could vastly improve water quality outcomes. “The Fund to retire farmland would be perhaps better interpreted ... More >>

As farmers are excluding stock, why regulate?

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 2:55 pm | Federated Farmers

With the water quality of New Zealand’s water bodies generally stable to improving, using the law to enforce stock exclusion from the start of the 2017/18 season implies the Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord has failed, when in fact, it has been an outstanding ... More >>

Westland farmers braced for hard season

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:04 pm | Federated Farmers

Farmer-shareholders of the dairy cooperative, Westland Milk Products, will be watching spending very closely as the country’s number two dairy cooperative has cut 60 cents per kilogram of Milksolids (kg/MS) to a range of $5.40 - $5.80 kg/MS before ... More >>



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