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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 >>

Flawed policies will bite future growth

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 12:26 pm | Federated Farmers

Before giving thought to splurging funds from the surplus, Finance Minister Grant Robertson should check on the effects some of his colleagues’ policies are having on the economy, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Feds congratulates new Special Agricultural Trade Envoy

Monday, 7 October 2019, 9:16 am | Federated Farmers

Feds is delighted by the appointment of Tararua farmer Mel Poulton to the position of Special Agricultural Trade Envoy for New Zealand. More >>

Shared hubs a positive as rural satisfaction with banks slip

Monday, 30 September 2019, 8:33 pm | Federated Farmers

The trial of new shared banking hubs in four rural towns is a worthwhile initiative, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Feds: Extremely timely water report from Auditor-General

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 6:57 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers congratulates the Auditor-General’s office on its release today of its report Managing Freshwater Quality: Challenges and Opportunities. More >>

Feds calls for immediate release of independent peer review

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 12:27 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is puzzled and frustrated over the failure of the Ministry for the Environment to immediately release the peer review of Essential Freshwater nutrient band technical reports. More >>

Firearms proposals slightly off target - Feds

Friday, 13 September 2019, 2:54 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers agrees with most of the steps by government to protect people from illegal or irresponsible firearms use. But concerns about pest control and the effectiveness of a register remain. More >>

 

 

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