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Everyone must engage in the challenge to improve freshwater

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 3:05 pm | Federated Farmers

The pressure is now on all Kiwis to step up in the nationwide challenge to continue to improve the quality of our freshwater, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Dairy an Integral part of the NZ Economy says Report

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 10:13 am | Federated Farmers

In spite of two years of economic instability and uncertainty fueled by fluctuating prices, the New Zealand dairy industry remains a significant player to the country’s economy. More >>

Feds’ Warn Farmers to Observe Fire Bans

Monday, 20 February 2017, 11:58 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is reminding Canterbury farmers to observe their local rural authority’s Fire Ban. More >>

Climate change actions should be practical, research-based

Monday, 20 February 2017, 10:01 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers supports the need for action to address climate change but says New Zealand’s responses should be practical, cost-effective and based on sound research. More >>

Farming leader warns of Post Factual Science

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 4:40 pm | Federated Farmers

Our free trade prospects have been a victim of Brexit and the US Presidential election. New Zealand must be careful not to be caught in the crossfire of any ensuing trade war, Dr William Rolleston says. More >>

Sharemilking payment model has merit but awaiting review

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 2:42 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has been concerned for some time at the reduction in herd owning sharemilking opportunities and possible impact on the industry’s future sustainability. More >>

Dairy should do what it does best, not join the lab race

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 3:04 pm | Federated Farmers

Volatility is likely to be a constant companion for the New Zealand dairy farmer in the foreseeable future, and that has to be factored into their budgets, Andrew Hoggard says. More >>

Education a key to countering the farming naysayers

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 1:50 pm | Federated Farmers

Sheep and beef farmers are facing testing times, and many of the challenges are outside their control, Federated Farmers Meat & Fibre Council Chairperson Rick Powdrell says. More >>

Drought Declaration Brings Relief For Northland Farmers

Friday, 3 February 2017, 3:08 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says the Government’s decision to declare a medium scale adverse event in Northland is pragmatic and necessary. More >>

More Police On The Beat Is Encouraging For Farmers

Friday, 3 February 2017, 12:31 pm | Federated Farmers

The government’s announcement of the increase in police to be allocated to rural communities should help farmers feel more secure in their homes and businesses, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Federated Farmers supports unified fire service

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 4:49 pm | Federated Farmers

A single, amalgamated fire service should deliver better co-ordination of response, and improved resources for rural brigades, Federated Farmers Vice-President Anders Crofoot says. More >>

A Dam can ease the Bay’s water woes

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 2:49 pm | Federated Farmers

As another drought threatens Hawke’s Bay, Federated Farmers says it’s time to put aside the delay tactics and negativity and get on with building the Ruataniwha Dam. More >>

Feds’ Quake 0800 FARMING Helpline Endorsed

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 10:26 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is delighted that the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) and other agri-stakeholders are joining forces to support its 0800 FARMING helpline as the Kaikoura earthquake recovery enters a new phase. More >>

Freedom camping fail needs sorting

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 9:37 am | Federated Farmers

Media reports over the holiday period have again highlighted the challenge to rural New Zealand from the influx of freedom campers. More >>

Rampant rates a sore point with farmers

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 9:35 am | Federated Farmers

Farmers are questioning the priorities and fiscal discipline of New Zealand’s councils as rates takes continue to outstrip cost indexes. More >>

Confidence in banks firm but challenges remain

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 2:12 pm | Federated Farmers

While the dairy industry continues to recover after a tumultuous two-year downturn some sharemilkers will be feeling the heat this summer according to the latest Federated Farmers’ Banking Survey. More >>

Feds Challenge Bill English’s Team to Continue Good Work

Monday, 12 December 2016, 11:51 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers congratulates outgoing Prime Minister John Key after eight years leading the country, and looks forward to working with Bill English in the top job. More >>

Farmers urged to report all crime

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:43 pm | Federated Farmers

A Federated Farmers survey shows the rural sector is plagued by thieves, rustlers and poachers but not enough farmers are reporting their losses. More >>

Feds Pleased With Decision to Leave Earner Levy Unchanged

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:29 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased to see the Government decide to keep the ACC ‘Earner Levy’ unchanged. More >>

Healthy Rivers Plan Needs a Rethink

Monday, 5 December 2016, 3:09 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is calling for the Healthy Rivers Wai Ora project in the Waikato to be put on hold. More >>

 

 

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