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Feds backs wool levy if there is a sound plan of action

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 3:42 pm | Federated Farmers

The Federated Farmers Meat & Wool Council has today voted to support a compulsory wool levy on producers - but only if the cross-industry Wool Working Group comes up with a clear, practicable and compelling blueprint for lifting wool’s profile ... More >>

Agriculture is up to rebuild vocational training

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 3:10 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers fully supports the government’s determination to put the spotlight on vocational education and look for better solutions for all Kiwis learning on the job, especially rural Kiwis. More >>

Brexit, protectionism takes toll on farmer confidence

Friday, 8 February 2019, 10:16 am | Federated Farmers

Farmers remain gloomy about the general economic outlook, and the Federated Farmers January Mid-Season Farm Confidence Survey also records steadily growing concern about recruiting able staff. More >>

More money needed for rural connectivity

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 3:04 pm | Federated Farmers

The announcement this week of more funding for rural connectivity is positive but it is just a drop in the required connectivity bucket, says Federated Farmers. More >>

Nelson fire

Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 3:35 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers urges its membership and all others in the Nelson area to take extreme care to avoid risks to life and property as the fire from Pigeon Valley continues to rage on. More >>

Farmers sick of being treated as rates ‘mugs’

Friday, 1 February 2019, 12:40 pm | Federated Farmers

Farmers are out of patience with councils that treat them as cash cows, with a new Federated Farmers survey showing less than 4% believe they get good value for money from their rates. More >>

Please do something - because doing nothing isn’t working

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 12:57 pm | Federated Farmers

It may be time for the Government to regulate airlines to broadcast biosecurity videos for all incoming passengers, says Federated Farmers. More >>

Deliberate food contamination needs harsher penalties

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 11:58 am | Federated Farmers

A recent member’s bill which seeks to introduce harsher penalties and offences is good to see, but any action from it will have to be funded and resourced adequately to have any real impact, says Federated Farmers. More >>

Help for SMEs to accelerate Health & Safety appreciated

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 2:38 pm | Federated Farmers

Extra investment in workplace injury prevention, with a focus on small to medium businesses, will pay dividends not only in reducing pain and suffering but also in economic terms, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Let’s get better coverage for all

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 4:42 pm | Federated Farmers

Better connectivity coverage is needed for rural business and communities to thrive, says Federated Farmers. More >>

Feds welcomes new Irrigation NZ chief executive

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 2:42 pm | Federated Farmers

"Federated Farmers maintains an excellent working relationship with Irrigation New Zealand," Feds water and environment spokesperson Chris Allen says. More >>

Another assault on local democracy

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 11:26 am | Federated Farmers

The Government should back off local government in the Hauraki Gulf and let the people decide their futures, says Federated Farmers Auckland. More >>

Temporary visa changes heading in right direction, Feds says

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 11:41 am | Federated Farmers

Streamlining of procedures and new regional skills shortage lists are useful features of proposed changes to employer-assisted temporary work visas, Federated Farmers employment spokesperson Chris Lewis says. More >>

Federated Farmers cautiously optimistic on M.bovis plan

Monday, 17 December 2018, 4:20 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is supportive of today’s government call that we may be able to achieve the biosecurity triumph of being the first country in the world to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis. More >>

Federated Farmers thanks the Justice Minister Andrew Little

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 4:45 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers thanks the Justice Minister Andrew Little over his quick moves to protect farmers from livestock rustlers. More >>

Feds back recommendations for Overseer improvements

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 2:54 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers backs the call from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment for more work to be done to improve the accuracy and transparency of Overseer. More >>

More farmers feel under financial pressure

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 3:08 pm | Federated Farmers

Farmer satisfaction with their banks is dropping, and more are feeling they are under financial pressure, the Federated Farmers November Banking Survey shows. More >>

Shoe buyer shows us the way on biosecurity

Friday, 7 December 2018, 2:10 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is hailing the actions of an Oamaru man who discovered live stink bugs nesting in shoes he bought on eBay as an example to us all. More >>

Raise a glass to dairy emissions intensity progress

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 1:31 pm | Federated Farmers

New analysis shows that dairy farmers around the world are making significant progress lowering the greenhouse gas emission intensity of milk production, Federated Farmers climate change spokesperson Andrew Hoggard says. More >>

When good sense takes control of the wheel

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 3:46 pm | Federated Farmers

Today marks a big win for on farm safety and biosecurity, says Federated Farmers dairy chair Chris Lewis. More >>

   

 

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