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Rural Health & Safety meetings – keeping our people safe

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 10:30 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Waikato is holding interactive sessions on the importance of Health & Safety on-farm, in the coming weeks, following a successful session held earlier this year. “These sessions are about enabling farmers with the right health and ... More >>

Federated Farmers celebrates journalism

Monday, 20 October 2014, 3:53 pm | Federated Farmers

The best of New Zealand’s rural journalism was celebrated Friday evening with the Dominion Post and Radio NZ taking the two awards sponsored by Federated Farmers. More >>

Key trends and demands in New Zealand’s farming sector

Monday, 20 October 2014, 11:19 am | Federated Farmers

It is an exciting time to be in the farming sector, as pastoral farming lies at the heart of our economy and how we see ourselves as a nation. We are a primary superpower that ranks among the best on earth in relation to production efficiency, environmental ... More >>

Collaboration not conflict: A farmer’s perspective

Friday, 17 October 2014, 9:45 am | Federated Farmers

Speech by Dr William Rolleston, Federated Farmers President, to the New Zealand Association of Resource Management, Wellington More >>

Global milk price rebound positive but early days

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 3:08 pm | Federated Farmers

It may be a case of eighth trading event lucky, but the small uplift in today’s GlobalDairyTrade auction result will not have farmers breaking open the silver top just yet. More >>

Federated Farmers mourns the passing of its chairperson

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 11:41 am | Federated Farmers

Members of Federated Farmers Wanganui are saddened by the untimely death of its Dairy Industry Chairman, Tony Rogers. More >>

Wool Levy voted down in preliminary results

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 3:50 pm | Federated Farmers

Sheep farmers have narrowly turned down the chance for a Wool Commodity Levy, with the final results to be announced tomorrow. “Whilst we are disappointed in the result, we are pleased with the voter turn out of 47%, which was larger the Local ... More >>

New Zealand’s farmer suicide disgrace

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 12:16 pm | Federated Farmers

While the 169 farmers who committed suicide since 2007/8 eclipses the 112 people who have tragically died in agricultural occupational deaths, this toll has gone largely unnoticed aside from the families and communities it touches. “New Zealand’s ... More >>

Lake Hawea Station accident did not involve quad bikes

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 1:38 pm | Federated Farmers

While there was an accident involving motorcycles on Lake Hawea Station over the weekend, Federated Farmers confirms this did not involve quad bikes. More >>

Last chance to vote, for NZ sheep farmers

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 10:37 am | Federated Farmers

Sheep farmers have only three days left to vote for the Wool Levy Referendum, closing at 2pm this Friday, 10 October. “This is the final call for sheep farmers to decide the future of their wool industry on Friday,” says Rick Powdrell, Federated Farmers ... More >>

NBR claims about Federated Farmers

Friday, 3 October 2014, 5:29 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers wishes to place on record a correction to claims which have recently appeared in the National Business Review (NBR). More >>

GlobalDairyTrade result

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 11:10 am | Federated Farmers

The latest GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) result has disappointed Federated Farmers and now means farmers will be preparing for an austere 2014/15 season. “There’s no way to dress this up as anything but a kick in the guts,” says Andrew Hoggard, Federated ... More >>

GDT result a further blow to Westland farmers

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 10:43 am | Federated Farmers

Westland farmers are waiting for the bad news to end after the latest GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) result and Westland’s disappointing announcement yesterday confirming the $5.40 - $5.80 payout for the 2014/15 season, along with the final payout for the ... More >>

Tatua’s tremendous trifecta

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 1:19 pm | Federated Farmers

Tatua members of Federated Farmers are welcoming an all time record payout by a New Zealand milk processor at $9 per kilogram of milk solids (kg/MS) for the 2013/14 season, with the in-season forecast for 2014/15 standing at $6.50 kg/MS. More >>

Farm agreement launched for dairy businesses

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 9:34 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers will launch its new and improved Herd Owning Sharemilking Agreement to dairy farmers tomorrow. “This Agreement clearly navigates areas where farm owners and sharemilkers have had disagreements in the past,” says Andrew Hoggard, Federated ... More >>

Farmers back Reserve Bank call on the dollar

Friday, 26 September 2014, 12:00 pm | Federated Farmers

The New Zealand dollar’s strength is ‘Unjustified and Unsustainable’ and Federated Farmers is backing that assessment made by the Reserve Bank in a rare and forceful statement . More >>

Farmers down but far from out with Fonterra news

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 10:59 am | Federated Farmers

Fonterra Cooperative Group farmer shareholders will welcome confirmation that the 2013/14 season has ended exactly as promised with a total payout of $8.50 per kilogram of milksolids (kg/MS). That good news is balanced by a sharp revision downwards in ... More >>

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 >>



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