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Federated Farmers Welcome Repeal Of NBEA And SPA

Friday, 22 December 2023, 7:08 pm | Federated Farmers

20 December  Federated Farmers are welcoming today’s repeal of the Natural and Built Environment Act and Spatial Planning Act. "This was one of Federated Farmers' 12 key policy priorities for restoring farmer confidence, so we’re really ... More >>

Rural Bankers Breaking All The Wrong Records

Monday, 18 December 2023, 11:52 am | Federated Farmers

Farmers are feeling excessive and undue pressure from their banks, according to Federated Farmers’ latest Banking Survey. Conducted in mid-November, the survey also shows farmer satisfaction with their bank is at record lows. Of the farmers ... More >>

More Work Needed On Freshwater Rules

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 8:45 pm | Federated Farmers

Changes to freshwater rules are a step in the right direction but more work needs to be done if the new Government are serious about restoring farmer confidence, Federated Farmers freshwater spokesperson Colin Hurst says. "The National Policy Statement ... More >>

Rural Crime Rates Continue To Rise, Federated Farmers Survey Finds

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 4:01 pm | Federated Farmers

Sentencing judges need to stop going lightly on those convicted of illegal hunting and the killing or stealing of livestock, Federated Farmers rural policing spokesperson Richard McIntyre says. And to keep pressure on the Government to ensure rural areas ... More >>

Federated Farmers Say New Government Will Restore Farmer Confidence

Friday, 24 November 2023, 1:20 pm | Federated Farmers

The new Government have set out a clear and credible plan to get farming back on track and restore farmer confidence, says Federated Farmers President Wayne Langford. "The last six years have been incredibly challenging for farmers and rural communities ... More >>

Federated Farmers Say Greenpeace Are Anti-farmer And Anti-science

Friday, 10 November 2023, 9:08 am | Federated Farmers

Greenpeace have shown they are nothing but an anti-farming lobby group by criticising Fonterra’s new on-farm emissions targets, says Federated Farmers President Wayne Langford. "Yesterday Fonterra announced that they plan to reduce their emissions ... More >>

New Forestry Rules Long Overdue But Welcome Nonetheless

Tuesday, 3 October 2023, 10:49 pm | Federated Farmers

Changes to forestry rules announced earlier today will put power back into the hands of local communities, Federated Farmers forestry spokesperson Toby Williams says. "These new rules will give local councils, who are accountable to the community ... More >>

Federated Farmers Give National Party Water Storage Announcement A ‘Big Tick’

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 2:20 pm | Federated Farmers

Today’s announcement from the National Party on water storage is exactly what farmers have been crying out for so we’re giving the policy the big tick of approval, Federated Farmers Freshwater Spokesperson Colin Hurst says. "The reality is ... More >>

Federated Farmers Call For Independent Inquiry Into Rural Banking

Wednesday, 13 September 2023, 2:15 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers are calling on whoever forms the next Government to commission an independent inquiry into rural banking. "Farmers are doing it tough right now with rising costs, bad weather and falling payouts. The last thing they want ... More >>

The Cure For NZ’s Economic Woes? More Farming, Not Less.

Tuesday, 12 September 2023, 4:01 pm | Federated Farmers

Today’s opening of the Government books has exposed the urgent need for policies that will grow the New Zealand economy, says Federated Farmers President Wayne Langford. "New Zealand is hitting real economic headwinds and there’s no relief in sight ... More >>

Federated Farmers Sound The Alarm On Dodgy Deals And Wasteful Government Spending

Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 2:11 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers are sounding the alarm on dodgy deals and wasteful Government spending in the lead up to the general election. "The Ministry for the Environment are looking to fund NGO participation in resource management and freshwater reform ... More >>

Lower Milk Price Forecasts Dampen Feed Crop Prospects

Tuesday, 22 August 2023, 10:20 am | Federated Farmers

The impacts of cuts to forecast milk payments to the nation’s 12,000 dairy farms will ripple across the wider economy, and the arable sector will also feel it, Federated Farmers Arable Vice-President Grains, Andrew Darling, says. The July AIMI (Arable ... More >>

Federated Farmers Say Government’s Emission Pricing Plan Is ‘tone-deaf’

Friday, 18 August 2023, 2:19 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers are standing up and saying ‘no’ to the Government’s emission pricing plan, Federated Farmers President Wayne Langford says. "The announcement made this afternoon is completely tone-deaf to the reality rural New Zealanders are ... More >>

Tough Times Ahead For Kiwi Dairy Farmers

Friday, 18 August 2023, 12:01 pm | Federated Farmers

Another drop in Fonterra’s forecast Farmgate Milk Price will be a bitter pill to swallow for farmers who are already under significant pressure, Federated Farmers Dairy Chair Richard McIntyre says. "Two weeks ago, farmers were looking at a ... More >>

1000-page RMA replacement not worth the paper it’s written on

Thursday, 17 August 2023, 6:22 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers are slamming the Government’s cynical decision to rush their fatally flawed 1000-page RMA replacement Bills through the House in the final sitting days of this Government. "This is a nightmare for farmers and rural communities ... More >>

Innovators And Champions Honoured At 2023 Arable Awards

Friday, 11 August 2023, 6:43 am | Federated Farmers

Doing things differently and striving for new ways to lift productivity and income helped earn Blair and Jody Drysdale of Hopefield Hemp the Innovation title at the Arable Awards of New Zealand 2023. Those hallmarks featured strongly among winners ... More >>

Farmer Confidence Hits A New Record Low

Thursday, 10 August 2023, 2:41 pm | Federated Farmers

A recent survey of over 1000 dairy, sheep, beef, and arable farmers has found that confidence is at historic lows, says Federated Farmers President Wayne Langford. "Farmers are dealing with a lot at the moment with high interest rates, huge ... More >>

Federated Farmers Mark Significant Milestone For M. Bovis Eradication Efforts

Wednesday, 2 August 2023, 3:58 pm | Federated Farmers

Reaching a point where we have no current infections and no properties under investigation is a significant milestone in efforts to eradicate M. bovis, says Federated Farmers President Wayne Langford. "Federated Farmers are cautiously optimistic that ... More >>

Bad Season For Maize Was Disastrous For Some

Monday, 24 July 2023, 7:03 pm | Federated Farmers

For many North Island maize growers the 2022/23 season has been one to forget, and for some it has been a financial disaster. The latest AIMI (Arable Industry Marketing Initiative) report estimates a 2023 maize grain harvest of 164,400 tonnes, which ... More >>

Celebrating The Cream Of The Arable Crop

Wednesday, 19 July 2023, 4:08 pm | Federated Farmers

From a couple who first started mixing their hemp hand and body creams in a cake mixer in their kitchen to someone with industry-leading insights on cereal fungicides, the 2023 Arable Awards finalists have been named. "The awards are about celebrating ... More >>





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