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Hats off to the Hurunui Water Project backers

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 11:32 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has welcomed the news that farmer shareholders will press on with the Hurunui Water Project, despite the coalition government pulling out support. More >>

Economic outlook the sour note in farm confidence survey

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 12:05 pm | Federated Farmers

Pessimism about the economic outlook is a sour note among the otherwise generally positive indicators in the Federated Farmers July Farm Confidence Survey. More >>

Feds: Unfair to short-change South Canterbury

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 2:35 pm | Federated Farmers

As Environment Canterbury’s largest constituency by far, covering an area with significant water quality and quantity issues, South Canterbury should not be short-changed on its number of councillors, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Good call from Matt Lauer on access talks

Friday, 27 July 2018, 1:58 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is heartened by Matt Lauer's offer to sit down with interested parties in September to work through the Hunter Valley Station access issues. More >>

Feds offer thanks and best wishes to John Wilson

Friday, 27 July 2018, 10:18 am | Federated Farmers

Outgoing Fonterra chairman John Wilson can leave feeling proud of the role he’s played in guiding the co-op in a time of volatile international markets and a host of local challenges, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Carbon road map must consider economic, social impacts

Friday, 20 July 2018, 10:40 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers supports moves to significantly reduce emissions and meet our Paris Agreement commitments but says this should not be at the expense of New Zealanders’ economic and social wellbeing. More >>

RMA compliance guidelines concern Federated Farmers

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 1:36 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is in favour of ‘best practice’ guidelines on how councils exercise their duties under the Resource Management Act if they bring common sense and consistency to that role. More >>

Wool Summit leads to greater direction

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 1:27 pm | Federated Farmers

Key players in New Zealand’s wool industry are to form a new coordinating group to better tell wool’s story, says Federated Farmers. More >>

Farmers wish all power to Productivity Commission inquiry

Monday, 16 July 2018, 4:37 pm | Federated Farmers

The independent and thorough scrutiny the Productivity Commission should bring to bear on local government costs and funding could be the circuit-breaker ratepayers are looking for, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says. More >>

Sheep to be talk of the city

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 4:58 pm | Federated Farmers

It is hoped next week’s wool summit in Wellington will produce some tangible opportunities for collaboration to help move the New Zealand wool industry forward. More >>

Lifestyle farmers also have M. bovis and biosecurity role

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 1:42 pm | Federated Farmers

Lifestyle farmers also have M. bovis and biosecurity role News that a lifestyle block in Rakaia with 24 animals has tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis shows that all cattle farming operations must take heed of the disease, Federated Farmers Dairy ... More >>

Maize sector buoyant after strong growing season

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 1:46 pm | Federated Farmers

Levels of confidence are returning to New Zealand’s maize sector, with a healthy rise in average yields and prices remaining firm at around $400/tonne. More >>

Wool deserves front seat in Air NZ’s advertising

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 9:43 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is puzzled why our national carrier is making a song and dance about an overseas-produced plant protein burger but not the Kiwi company that supplies them with world-leading transportation fabrics. More >>

Nation should be happy that farmers are still at work today

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 6:07 pm | Federated Farmers

Nation should be happy that farmers are still at work today The nation need not worry today - the farmers that produce your food and the lion’s share of the nation’s export earnings still got up at the crack of dawn today(Subs July5). While those ... More >>

‘Risky’ four well-beings Bill puts cart before the horse

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 11:47 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says a return to a looser legislative mandate for local government activities presents a "depressing scenario" for those who foot the bill - ratepayers. More >>

First female arable chair joins Feds national board

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 9:42 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has a new board member as a result of elections held during last week’s national conference in Wellington. More >>

Agriculture sector salary increases

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 1:26 pm | Federated Farmers

After little movement in wages in recent years, people working in primary industries have made gains in what they earn according to the latest Federated Farmers Rabobank Remuneration Survey. More >>

Federated Farmers congratulates farming leaders

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 9:44 am | Federated Farmers

The awards recognise the hard work of those in the agriculture sector and the ceremony acts as a stage for the recipients to be celebrated on, says Fed’s national president Katie Milne. More >>

Devil in the detail of fresh water management

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 2:56 pm | Federated Farmers

Key advice from a water report for the Government should be considered, but the devil will be in the detail says the Federated Farmers representative on the Land and Water Forum (LAWF), Chris Allen. More >>

Climate change discussion ‘direction of travel’ is positive

Friday, 15 June 2018, 2:19 pm | Federated Farmers

The National Party’s five principles on which it will base emission reduction policies, including science-based and taking into account economic impact, are spot on, Federated Farmers says. More >>

   

 

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