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Call A Halt To Housing Eating Away At Our Food Production Potential - Feds

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 3:29 pm | Federated Farmers

While the Ministry for the Environment Our Land 2021 report identifies some challenges in front of us, it also includes plenty of positives, Federated Farmers says. "The fact that 49% of New Zealand remains native land cover is something to be proud of, ... More >>

Feds: Live Export Ban 'surprising'

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 12:51 pm | Federated Farmers

The government’s announcement this morning that live export of animals will be banned after a transition period of up to two years has come as a surprise to Federated Farmers, Feds animal welfare spokesperson Wayne Langford says. "The Minister ... More >>

Horizons Decision On Plan Change 2 Brings Certainty For Farmers

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 12:06 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers and DairyNZ are pleased the Horizons Regional Council has adopted the recommendations of the Independent Hearing Panel for Proposed Plan Change 2. "This gives some certainty for farmers who have been in limbo," Federated ... More >>

Bills On Tax Creep And Sound Law-making Deserve Public Debate - Feds

Friday, 9 April 2021, 8:58 am | Federated Farmers

A government committed to fairness and responsible law-making should not allow two bills recently drawn from the Member’s Ballot to sink without debate, Federated Farmers says. "At the very least the Regulatory Standards Bill and the Income ... More >>

Federated Farmers Sees MIQ Opportunity For Agriculture

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 10:17 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers hopes that the Government will take the opportunity of newly available space in MIQ quarantine to bring much-needed workers for the primary industries into New Zealand. COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins estimates that the Australian ... More >>

Feds Proud To Back NZ Dairy Story

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 11:23 am | Federated Farmers

Sip that fresh glass of New Zealand milk, cut a wedge of our cheese, and know the farmers behind it are world leaders in animal welfare and climate change. And unlike producers in many other nations, they do it without direct, free-trade distorting ... More >>

Extra Time Will Enable Development Of Practical Winter Grazing Solutions

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 6:24 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased that the Government has taken the time to listen to and understand the practical difficulties that accompanied the Essential Freshwater rules on winter grazing. "In announcing tonight a temporary delay until 1 May ... More >>

War On Westland Pests Hailed By Former Feds President

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 4:39 pm | Federated Farmers

The $45 million predator-free project announced for South Westland today is a "massive" win for biodiversity and the local economy, Katie Milne says. The former Federated Farmers President, who has taken on the role of chairing Predator Free South Westland, ... More >>

Rise In Alert Levels A Reminder For Farmers To Be Prepared

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 8:55 am | Federated Farmers

The double threat of protracted Covid-19 alert level restrictions and lack of sustained rainfall should be cause for farmers to review their level of supplies, Federated Farmers Dairy Chairperson Wayne Langford says. "There is a high chance this ... More >>

Rebuild The RMA But Give Community Time To Contribute, Feds Says

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 4:24 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has long believed Resource Management Act reform is overdue but is concerned by the speed and scale of the rebuilding proposed today. "We should be able to get to the end of this process and feel the work has been completed over ... More >>

Feds Survey Shows Farmer Confidence Has Bounced Back

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 11:00 am | Federated Farmers

Farmer confidence has bounced back to where it was pre-Covid19 but attracting and retaining staff remains a headache, the latest Federated Farmers Farm Confidence Survey shows. Of the nearly 1,100 farmers who completed the Research First survey ... More >>

We Need To Science Our Way Out Of This

Monday, 1 February 2021, 10:25 am | Federated Farmers

It’s time for the New Zealand public to get ready for a discussion about how science can lead us out of our climate change crisis, Federated Farmers says. Yesterday’s report released by the Climate Change Commission was a massive piece of work which ... More >>

Road Care And Courtesy Needed At Harvest Time

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 11:08 am | Federated Farmers

Harvest season is in full swing and Federated Farmers is urging motorists and the operators of agricultural machinery to show each other some care and understanding. "Not everyone has appreciated the recent sweltering temperatures but for arable ... More >>

Federated Farmers Hails Pragmatic Migrant Worker Visa Decisions

Monday, 21 December 2020, 10:30 am | Federated Farmers

Farmers and growers up and down the land will be pleased with the pragmatic decision by government to extend visas for migrant workers already on our shores. "The six-month extension for employer-assisted work visa holders and the postponed stand ... More >>

A Christmas Message Of Thanks From Federated Farmers

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 9:52 am | Federated Farmers

Before Federated Farmers farewells 2020, it wants to salute and thank some generally unsung heroes. "We all got used to talking about clusters of infection with Covid-19, but in another sense that word cluster is somewhat apt for the entire year," ... More >>

Farmer Bank Pressure Drops But So Do Satisfaction Rates

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 8:37 am | Federated Farmers

Fewer farmers are feeling undue pressure from their bank but satisfaction rates continue to slide, according to the Federated Farmers November Banking Survey. Of the 1,341 farmers who responded to the survey independently run by ResearchFirst, ... More >>

PINZ Awards Presented In Wellington

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 10:20 am | Federated Farmers

The primary industry’s 'Leadership Award’ was presented last night to Southland drystock farmer Bernadette Hunt at Te Papa in Wellington. The Primary Industries awards are in their second year and aim to recognise and celebrate achievement within ... More >>

Buyers Keep Up With Bumper Arable Crops, AIMI Survey Shows

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 10:12 am | Federated Farmers

With total grain production for the 2019/20 season well up over one million tonnes, it’s great to see that willing growers are finding willing buyers, Federated Farmers Arable Vice-Chairperson Grains, Brian Leadley, says. According to the just-released ... More >>

Animal Welfare Clock Ticking On Shearer Border Decision

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 5:13 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers and the Shearing Contractors Association are looking for an urgent decision from the government to allow experienced sheep shearers into the country. "We’ve been reminding the government since late winter we are going to have ... More >>

Farmers Give RCEP Deal The Thumbs Up

Monday, 16 November 2020, 2:44 pm | Federated Farmers

The prospect of reduced red tape from a single set of trade rules for the Asia Pacific is a major reason why New Zealand producers and exporters will give the RCEP deal the thumbs up, Federated Farmers says. "Anything that takes us further along ... More >>