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Federated Farmers signs Land & Water Forum Report

Friday, 27 November 2015, 1:40 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has today added its name to the signatories of the fourth report of the Land & Water Forum after receiving the conditional support of its National Council. More >>

Many positives but RMA reforms don’t go far enough

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 3:54 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers cautiously welcomes the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill introduced at Parliament today, but is concerned that proposed reforms do not go far enough. More >>

Federated Farmers welcomes NZ ETS review

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 4:12 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has welcomed the Governments decision not to include agriculture in the scope of the Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) review announced last night. More >>

Important we get Environmental Reporting right

Friday, 13 November 2015, 3:23 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has welcomed yesterday’s government announcement to run public consultation on its recently launched Environment Aotearoa report. More >>

Federated Farmers welcomes introduction of British Weevil

Friday, 13 November 2015, 11:42 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the application by Landcare Research to introduce into New Zealand the British weevil as a biological control against the invasive field horsetail weed, which affects pastoral production. More >>

Dairy farming not fanning Indonesian forest fires

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 2:59 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers echoes the concerns of Greenpeace and others regarding the devastation and environmental impact of forest fires that have burned for more than three weeks across Indonesia, but says the use of Palm Kernel Expeller (PKE) as a supplementary ... More >>

Federated Farmers welcomes arrest of Filipino dairy worker

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 1:32 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has welcomed today’s news of the arrest of a dual Filipino / New Zealand national on suspicion of facilitating fraud involving multiple work visa applications submitted by Filipino nationals in the dairy industry. More >>

Federated Farmers' President praises WTO

Friday, 2 October 2015, 11:17 am | Federated Farmers

The last 20 years of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have provided an objective framework on which to base our international trade and seen the organisation provide great assistance to small countries like New Zealand. More >>

Federated Farmers disappointed with AgResearch redundancies

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 5:27 pm | Federated Farmers

Further job cuts at AgResearch back up Federated Farmers concern that science capability in agriculture continues to be eroded through inadequate funding and a lack of strategic planning. More >>

Federated Farmers welcomes government decision on Lochinver

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 1:36 pm | Federated Farmers

While Federated Farmers supports positive overseas investment into New Zealand’s farming system, it has welcomed today’s announcement by the Government that it has declined the sale of Lochinver Station to Shanghai Pengxin Group Co. Limited. More >>

Silver Fern Farms deal: huge potential, caution required

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 5:14 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers sees Shanghai Maling ‘s proposed investment in a joint venture with Silver Fern Farms as an overwhelming vote of confidence in our red meat industry, however we are encouraging Silver Fern Farms' shareholders to carefully consider ... More >>

Federated Farmers welcome court ruling on GM crop

Sunday, 13 September 2015, 8:43 pm | Federated Farmers

A Western Australian Court of Appeal ruling on genetically modified (GM) crop liability has been welcomed by Federated Farmers as a landmark decision which clearly sets out fundamental responsibilities of good neighbours that apply equally well in New ... More >>

Banks have stepped up to the plate during dairy downturn

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 12:29 pm | Federated Farmers

Banks are providing much needed support to New Zealand’s dairy industry during this period of desperately low prices, a survey from Federated Farmers has revealed. More >>

Rural Infrastructure needs to be a priority

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 4:48 pm | Federated Farmers

The government appears to be on the same page as Federated Farmers, with their announcement of their 30 Year Infrastructure Plan today. More >>

Auction result welcome but industry needs to remain vigilant

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 9:53 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has welcomed the outcome of this morning's GlobalDairyTrade auction, but says those in the dairy industry need to remain vigilant. More >>

Gov. should fast tract rural infrastructure to assist dairy

Friday, 7 August 2015, 4:20 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers wants the Government to fast-track its infrastructure projects in dairy regions to assist local economies through the downturn in dairy prices. More >>

A Free Trade Deal must include Free Trade

Friday, 31 July 2015, 2:38 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says the Government must hold firm on a deal for agriculture at the Trans Pacific Partnership talks in Hawaii. More >>

Sharemilkers need re-budgeting during these tough times

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 10:20 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says sharemilkers urgently need to go through partial budgets with their farm owners. More >>

Grain survey finds no cause for alarm

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 2:03 pm | Federated Farmers

The second of three annual Arable Industry Marketing Initiative (AIMI) Survey results have been released giving a snapshot of grain stock and planting intentions as at July 1st 2015, and indicating no cause for alarm in the arable Industry. More >>

Changes to Health and Safety Reform Bill are sensible

Friday, 24 July 2015, 5:45 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers believe the two month delay in the Select Committee reporting back the Health and Safety Reform Bill to Parliament has led to improvements for the farming industry. More >>



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