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Carrying On Farming, And Consider Grain Options For Stock Feed

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 8:00 pm | Federated Farmers

Farmers can carry on doing what they do best - putting high quality food on people’s tables and earning export revenue - with confirmation direct from the Prime Minister that they are an ‘Essential Service’ that can continue operating under the Covid-19 ... More >>

New Zealand Grown Stock Feed Available For Drought-hit Farmers

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 12:51 pm | Federated Farmers

Latest forecasts suggest New Zealand’s arable farmers have to date been less affected than other primary industry sectors by COVID-19 and the drought. "It’s clear there are still locally-grown quality stock feed solutions available to farmers in ... More >>

Federated Farmers Calls For Fiscal Stimulus From Government

Monday, 16 March 2020, 11:02 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers congratulates the Reserve Bank on a decisive monetary policy stimulus in response to the worsening economic situation, cutting the OCR to 0.25%. "We also strongly support its decision to delay implementation of its tougher requirements ... More >>

Federated Farmers Katie Milne Pays Tribute To Jeanette Fitzsimons

Friday, 6 March 2020, 4:27 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers National President of Katie Milne today paid tribute to Jeanette Fitzsimons, who died on Thursday night at the age of 75. Her commitment and passion for what she believed in was unbending, impressive and conducted with immense spirit. ... More >>

Good Boss Campaign To Grow Great Dairy Employers

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 11:24 am | Federated Farmers

A Good Boss campaign recently launched aims to get farmers talking about what it takes to be a good boss and how they can be even better bosses. The Good Boss campaign is a sector-wide initiative by Federated Farmers, DairyNZ, Dairy Women’s Network ... More >>

Surrendering Local Democracy Just Adds To Stress, Uncertainty

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 9:22 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is deeply concerned by the Otago Regional Council’s decision to surrender vital decisions on regional water and waste plans to an out-of-district hearings body. "No matter how the ORC tries to sell this, sending these matters ... More >>

Wild Rabbit Enterprises Shot Down By Red Tape

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 1:51 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is dismayed by reports that at least two businesses which process meat from wild rabbits are being strangled by compliance costs. "It’s tough times on farms at the moment, with rising rabbit numbers in dry conditions. With ... More >>

Feds Delighted To Be Part Of Successful Eradication Effort

Monday, 17 February 2020, 7:48 pm | Federated Farmers

A Wairarapa community-wide effort, backed by government, has achieved what is thought to be a biosecurity world first. The complete eradication of the pea weevil from the Wairarapa required a four-year ban on the growing of peas, not just for commercial ... More >>

Understanding And Support Goes A Long Way To Help Farmers

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 1:57 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased the government, and commercial operators like the ANZ bank, are aware of the struggles facing some farmers during extreme weather events around the country. "It is positive to hear the government is quick to respond ... More >>

True Gentleman In Politics And Agriculture Will Be Missed By Feds

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 3:24 pm | Federated Farmers

  David Carter’s announcement of his intention to stand down at this election comes as no surprise to Federated Farmers, but it remains a sad loss to the New Zealand Parliament. "David is a true gentleman, who has a depth of understanding ... More >>

Feds: RMA bill unnecessary, inappropriate, impractical

Monday, 10 February 2020, 5:22 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has urged the Environment Select Committee to ditch the RMA Amendment Bill and wait for the related concurrent processes on its work programme to play out. More >>

Cowpats and other fire hazards…

Friday, 7 February 2020, 2:09 pm | Federated Farmers

It’s tinder dry out there and Federated Farmers is urging all rural folk to take precautions to try to ensure work activities don’t spark a vegetation blaze. More >>

Fighter for free trade will be sorely missed

Monday, 3 February 2020, 9:45 am | Federated Farmers

Many farmers will remember Mike Moore as a man who rolled up his sleeves to fight for global trade liberalisation and making things better for New Zealanders in general. More >>

Spread some of the infrastructure spending wider

Friday, 31 January 2020, 2:07 pm | Federated Farmers

An increase in central government’s contribution to local authority roading costs should be a priority for some of the $4 billion in unallocated infrastructure spending the Government still has up its sleeve, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Farm confidence rises but concern about compliance costs

Friday, 31 January 2020, 9:59 am | Federated Farmers

Farmers are feeling slightly more positive than they were six months ago but very few believe general economic conditions will improve in the year ahead, the Federated Farmers Mid-Season Farm Confidence Survey shows. More >>

Significant risks highlighted in ETS reform bill

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 4:00 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) today warned the Government’s proposed reforms to the Emissions Trading Scheme risk accelerating the conversion of productive pasture land into forestry. More >>

Entries open for PINZ Awards

Monday, 27 January 2020, 3:07 pm | Federated Farmers

Entries are now open for the national Primary Industries New Zealand Awards. More >>

Federated Farmers backs call to slice agricultural subsidies

Friday, 24 January 2020, 3:19 pm | Federated Farmers

Cutting agricultural subsidies that distort trade and production is a vital step in tackling world hunger and climate change challenges, Federated Farmers says. More >>

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 >>



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