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NAIT Levy Increases Must Achieve Accurate, User-friendly System

Friday, 21 January 2022, 9:40 am | Federated Farmers

Nobody welcomes extra costs but if OSPRI is to catch-up on under investment in the NAIT platform and deliver on its workability and farmer support, levy increases are probably necessary, Federated Farmers says. OSPRI is consulting on proposals to increase ... More >>

Free Lunchtime Chats To Boost Farmer Resilience

Monday, 17 January 2022, 3:40 pm | Federated Farmers

Three of New Zealand’s foremost motivational speakers on resilience and mental wellbeing will offer tips for farmers and growers in a series of free online lunchtime talks. Isolation and the sometimes stressful nature of agriculture, with severe weather ... More >>

Feds Launches Audio Media Platform For Farming Conversations

Thursday, 23 December 2021, 2:16 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has launched an audio-based mobile communications platform, FEDSvoice, to deliver quality information to farmers and moderate safe conversations celebrating rural life and discussing the significant challenges that lie ahead. A challenge ... More >>

Farmers Give $37,000 To Auckland Mission - Push On To $100,000

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 9:08 am | Federated Farmers

The Federated Farmers "Farmers Feed Families" campaign is in its last week, and the farmer advocacy organisation is blown away by the generosity shown by Kiwis at Christmas. Feds Gisborne President Toby Williams, who came up with the ... More >>

Feds Survey Shows Slight Uptick In Farmer-bank Relationship

Monday, 20 December 2021, 3:47 pm | Federated Farmers

Farmers are feeling slightly more satisfied with relationships with their banks but interest rates are starting to rise and some are reporting a tougher attitude from lenders. Results from the November Federated Farmers Banking Survey show 67 ... More >>

Feds Asks For Flood Protection For All

Saturday, 18 December 2021, 8:17 am | Federated Farmers

Canterbury Federated Farmers presidents are alarmed to hear urban based regional councillors wildly claiming entire towns should be shifted to avoid flood protection costs. Federated Farmers Mid Canterbury president David Clark warns councillors to ... More >>

Only 10 More Sleeps To Go! We Need More Donations Please

Friday, 17 December 2021, 12:17 pm | Federated Farmers

So far we’ve raised $25,000 – our goal is to reach $100,000 in the next 10 days. It has been heart-warming to see the generosity of farmers and growers happy to give a small donation to our Givealiitle ‘Farmers Feed Families’ Christmas campaign ... More >>

Border Exceptions The First Step In The Process, Feds Says

Monday, 13 December 2021, 11:39 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased to see the Government has approved border class exceptions for a number of international agricultural workers for early 2022. The border exceptions will allow approved workers to assist with the shearing and arable sectors over their ... More >>

Feds Backs Withdrawal From Government’s Archaic Pay Agreement Laws

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 12:50 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers supports Business New Zealand’s decision to opt out of the government’s plans for it to be a partner in implementing so-called ‘Fair Pay’ agreements. Federated Farmers has already indicated it will not function as a mediator for the ... More >>

Feds Supports Moves To Make Better Use Of DoC Stewardship Land

Monday, 22 November 2021, 7:24 pm | Federated Farmers

The announcement by the Department of Conservation that it will look to streamline the process for reclassifying or selling stewardship land it administers is excellent news, Federated Farmers says. "We’ve been calling for the process to be made ... More >>

Crunch Is Coming For Agricultural Contractors

Friday, 19 November 2021, 8:32 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers’ concerns about the serious shortage of experienced agricultural machinery operators is proving justified as summer approaches. A shortage of experienced operators is being felt across rural New Zealand, and the pressure is building on ... More >>

Farmers Helping Feed Auckland Families This Christmas

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 4:23 pm | Federated Farmers

Farmers and growers are being asked to help put fresh food on the Christmas table for Aucklanders in need this year. Federated Farmers has launched a "Farmers Feed Families" campaign aimed at raising funds for the Auckland City Mission. ... More >>

Feds Honours The Life And Work Of John Luxton

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 6:11 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers wishes to pass on its condolences to the family and friends of former Minister of Agriculture and dairy industry leader John Luxton who passed away today. "We pay our respects to acknowledge and praise the work John did for ... More >>

Checklist Helps Farmers To Be COVID-19 Prepared

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 10:14 am | Federated Farmers

Farmers: What’s your plan if someone in your family or among your staff tests positive for COVID-19? As COVID-19 vaccination rates build and New Zealand begins to transition to coping with the disease without lockdowns and less reliance on managed ... More >>

A Missed Opportunity For Real Climate Leadership

Monday, 1 November 2021, 1:01 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers believes the government could work much harder at getting other countries to embrace the latest climate science and to take a ‘split gas approach’ to emissions reduction. "This is what New Zealand should be talking about at ... More >>

‘Huge Call’ On Water Services When So Many Questions Remain

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 10:57 am | Federated Farmers

Rural residents concerned about the future of their water, sewerage and stormwater infrastructure should gear up to have their say, Federated Farmers President Andrew Hoggard says. "Federated Farmers, a majority of local authorities and many New ... More >>

Benefits All Round In NZ-UK Free Trade Deal

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 11:08 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says today’s announcement of a free trade deal between the United Kingdom and New Zealand is great news for consumers and farmers in both countries. "The United Kingdom is walking the talk when it comes to promising a truly global ... More >>

Feds Whistle Up Support For The Whio

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 1:27 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is once again championing the whio (blue duck) to take the Bird of the Year title. New Zealanders sticking to their home bubble under COVID alert levels should feel some affinity for this plucky and endangered native duck because ... More >>

NZ Primary Sector Best Performer In Global Emissions Survey

Monday, 18 October 2021, 2:11 pm | Federated Farmers

The New Zealand agriculture, land use and forestry sector has been ranked No 1 of 32 nations for the way it is getting to grips with climate change issues. "With environmental NGOs and commentators regularly pointing the finger of blame at our ... More >>

Sunsmart Farming, Is Smart Farming

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 1:34 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers wants to remind farmers and growers this is a good time to be thinking about getting "sunsmart" for summer. More than 4000 people are diagnosed with melanoma every year, accounting for 80% of skin cancer deaths in New ... More >>