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Wairarapa water security funding ‘outstanding news’: Feds

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 1:52 pm | Federated Farmers

The government’s decision to back the next phase of creating a sustainable water supply for the Wairarapa is outstanding news for the region, and a welcome signal of intent for the rest of New Zealand, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Federated Farmers: Mycoplasma bovis tax hit unfair

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 2:42 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is seeking Ministerial support for a change to tax legislation so farmers whose breeding stock are culled as part of the Mycoplasma bovis eradication effort are not disadvantaged by the tax regime. More >>

Simplistic climate change lessons counterproductive

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 2:02 pm | Federated Farmers

Introducing school children to the science underpinning climate change is positive and worthwhile but great care will be needed to ensure there is balance, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Federated Farmers questions ETS announcements

Friday, 20 December 2019, 2:24 pm | Federated Farmers

Major announcements on potential changes to the ETS, and a consultation period shortened by the summer break, are not a Christmas present farmers will appreciate. More >>

Feds happy to see recognition for the future of farming

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 3:13 pm | Federated Farmers

The government’s launch today of a strategy for the future of farming will encourage farmers to continue with the work they are already doing, constantly focusing on improving their farming operations, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Council funding recommendations deserve action, Feds says

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 3:12 pm | Federated Farmers

Some worthwhile recommendations but ultimately underwhelming is Federated Farmers’ summary of the Productivity Commission’s final report on local government funding and financing. More >>

Getting our act together at select committee

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 11:30 am | Federated Farmers

The passing last night of the Farm Debt Mediation Act and amendments to the NAIT Act is not only good news for the agriculture sector but a great advertisement for New Zealand’s select committee process, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Be fair about passing on costs - Federated Farmers

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 2:18 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is urging the trading banks to absorb as much as possible of the additional costs of new bank capital requirements rather than dump it all on customers, and especially on under-pressure farmers. More >>

Rates performance nothing to raise a glass to, Feds says

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 4:30 pm | Federated Farmers

It’s pretty telling when your cost hikes outrun even those of booze and cigarettes. More >>

More farmers feeling bank pressure, Feds survey finds

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 4:08 pm | Federated Farmers

In the last six months farmers’ satisfaction with their banks has continued to erode and the number who feel under pressure from banks has risen from 16% to 23%, the latest Federated Farmers Banking Survey shows. More >>

Promising signs for drive for milling wheat self-sufficiency

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 3:10 pm | Federated Farmers

A big drop in the amount of unsold cereal grain since July, and continuing strong demand for milling wheat, are key features of the latest Arable Industry Marketing Initiative (AIMI) survey. More >>

Feds backs the Whio - Blue Duck - for BOTY

Friday, 8 November 2019, 12:29 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pushing for the Whio (Blue Duck) to take the Bird of the Year title this year. More >>

Environment data gaps no basis for current policy swings

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 2:26 pm | Federated Farmers

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s pointed criticisms of the data gaps and inconsistencies in our environmental reporting system are endorsed by Federated Farmers. More >>

Opportunity missed to make Zero Carbon Bill actually work

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 1:36 pm | Federated Farmers

The government failed to take on board common sense suggestions for the improvement of the Zero Carbon Bill yesterday. More >>

Feds: NAIT changes are a step in the right direction

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 8:41 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is heartened that the Primary Production Select Committee has recommended logical and workable changes to National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) legislation. More >>

Farmers looking for positive engagement on freshwater

Friday, 1 November 2019, 10:26 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has lodged its 184-page submission on the government’s Essential Freshwater proposals, and believes, as it did on the day they were announced, that the future for pastoral farming in some parts of New Zealand is now under serious ... More >>

Feds urges ‘going the extra mile’ with biosecurity pledge

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 11:13 am | Federated Farmers

Businesses which sign up to the Biosecurity Pledge 2019 are underlining a commitment to go the extra mile to protect our environment and economy from diseases, pests and hazardous organisms. More >>

Feds committed to reducing emissions, not to joining the ETS

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 8:42 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased to be working with the government via the industry’s ‘He Waka Eke Noa’ commitment but continues to oppose agriculture entering the Emissions Trading Scheme, More >>

Government has missed the chance to take farmers with them

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 11:18 am | Federated Farmers

New Zealand’s farmers will continue to work on their carbon emissions and water efficiencies on-farm, despite the government’s hugely unrealistic targets for methane. More >>

Awards help farmers put spotlight on environmental progress

Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:37 am | Federated Farmers

It’s never been more important for farmers to showcase to fellow New Zealanders the work they’re doing to lighten their environmental footprint, Federated Farmers says. More >>



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