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Freshwater Plan Extension Victory For Common Sense

Wednesday, 19 June 2024, 6:41 pm | Federated Farmers

Horizons Regional Council’s decision to push out implementation of new requirements around freshwater is a victory for common sense, and advocacy by Federated Farmers and others, Ian Strahan says. More >>

Federated Farmers Cautiously Optimistic About Rural Banking Inquiry

Thursday, 13 June 2024, 6:45 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers are cautiously welcoming the Government’s announcement of an independent inquiry into rural banking, but questions remain about just how ‘rural’ it will be. More >>

Regulatory Review Should Give Farmers Vital Tools, Faster - Federated Farmers

Thursday, 13 June 2024, 4:44 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers are looking forward to less red tape and delay around approval processes for new agricultural and horticultural products. More >>

Environment Southland Plan Is A ‘Dogs’ Breakfast’, Feds Says

Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 2:57 pm | Federated Farmers

Environment Southland’s Long-Term Plan process and proposals are a dog’s breakfast and they should stick to the status quo, Federated Farmers Southland says. "They’ve botched the whole thing," the region’s Feds president Jason Herrick says. ... More >>

Federated Farmers Launch Rural Banking Petition

Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 11:00 am | Federated Farmers

On the opening morning of Fieldays, Federated Farmers have launched a petition putting pressure on the Government to announce an independent inquiry into rural banking. More >>

He Waka Eke Noa: Federated Farmers Say Goodbye And Good Riddance

Tuesday, 11 June 2024, 12:43 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers are welcoming today’s Government announcement that the fatally flawed He Waka Eke Noa partnership will be disestablished immediately. More >>

Rural Banking Inquiry Essential, Gisborne Farming Leader Says

Friday, 7 June 2024, 3:07 pm | Federated Farmers

Gisborne-Wairoa Federated Farmers are backing calls for an independent inquiry into rural banking - and they’re asking their local MPs to do the same. More >>

Manawatu/Rangitikei Federated Farmers Back Rural Banking Inquiry

Friday, 7 June 2024, 9:16 am | Federated Farmers

Manawatu-Rangitikei Federated Farmers are throwing their weight in behind calls for an independent inquiry into rural banking - and they’re asking their local MPs to do the same. More >>

Big Issues To Be Discussed At Fieldays Rural Advocacy Hub

Thursday, 6 June 2024, 5:06 pm | Federated Farmers

Farmers heading to Fieldays at Mystery Creek next week from 12 to 15 June should make sure a visit to the new Rural Advocacy Hub is near the top of their to-do list. More >>

Federated Farmers: No Frills Or Surprises In Budget

Thursday, 30 May 2024, 3:04 pm | Federated Farmers

"Just like the average farmer’s budget, the Government doesn’t have a lot of spare cash laying around to spend on nice-to-haves and optional extras," says Federated Farmers president Wayne Langford. More >>

Talent, Commitment Recognised In PINZ Award Finalists

Wednesday, 29 May 2024, 3:37 pm | Federated Farmers

The awards are a highlight of the PINZ Summit in Wellington, July 2-3, and celebrate and recognise innovation, excellence, collaboration and success in the farming, forestry and fishing sectors. More >>

Farmers Vs Parliament Clash Draws A Crowd

Tuesday, 28 May 2024, 11:45 am | Federated Farmers

Farmers and politicians clashed on the sports field in Gisborne over the weekend, with the fixtures drawing a huge crowd and raising a significant sum of money for charity. More >>

Farmers And MPs To Clash In Sports Fundraiser

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 4:44 pm | Federated Farmers

Farmers and politicians are no strangers to a stoush over rules and regulations, but they’ll be going head-to-head in a different way this weekend. To support farmers recovering from Cyclone Gabrielle, a Federated Farmers versus Parliament fundraiser ... More >>

Federated Farmers Put Banks On Notice

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 9:41 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers have released the results of their latest banking survey and the findings paint a damning picture of the state of rural lending. More >>

Government Ends War On Farming

Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 3:15 pm | Federated Farmers

The changes to unworkable and expensive regulations mark the end of the war on farming, says Colin Hurst from Federated Farmers. Federated Farmers strongly believe that winter grazing, stock exclusion and on-farm biodiversity can be better managed through ... More >>

Farm Plans Must Be Practical And Cost-effective For Farmers

Wednesday, 10 April 2024, 1:39 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers are welcoming the Government’s announcement that the farm planning system will be overhauled as a positive and pragmatic step forward. More >>

Federated Farmers Welcome Independent Review Of Methane Targets

Saturday, 6 April 2024, 12:29 pm | Federated Farmers

An urgent review of methane targets was one of Federated Farmers' 12 key policy changes for restoring farmer confidence during last year’s general election. More >>

ORC Decision A Disaster For Under-pressure Farmers

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 2:08 pm | Federated Farmers

Farmers are deeply disappointed that Otago Regional Council has decided to charge ahead unnecessarily with piling more regulation on rural communities, Federated Farmers says. ORC councillors voted 7-5 yesterday to move forward with notifying its controversial ... More >>

Adverse Event Extension ‘great News’

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 11:07 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers leaders are applauding the government’s decision today to extend drought support to Canterbury and Otago. The medium-scale adverse event classification put in place on March 14 for the Marlborough, Nelson, and Tasman districts now also ... More >>

Drought Classification Welcome News For Marlborough Farmers

Thursday, 14 March 2024, 4:02 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Marlborough is welcoming today’s classification of drought conditions across the top of the South Island as a medium-scale adverse event. The Tasman and Nelson districts are also covered by the adverse event classification. More >>





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