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Federated Farmers of New Zealand

Agriculture
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New Zealand's leading rural sector organisation, Federated Farmers of New Zealand represents 17,000 member farmers and rural families throughout New Zealand. A network of 24 provinces, together with associated area networks or branches, provides a locally based, democratic organisation that gives farmers a collective voice nationally and within each province. 




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Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Employment 4:42AM
Feds: Inflexible FPAs are 'a solution looking for a problem'

Federated Farmers is joining the fight against yet another case of politicians intruding with unnecessary, inflexible, one-size-fits-all legislation - this time over workers’ wages and conditions.

140 views

Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Agriculture 8:22AM
Rabobank survey shows continued strong growth in farm staff pay

Average growth of 13 percent in pay packages in the last two years is another reason for more New Zealanders to consider a career in agriculture, Federated Farmers President Andrew Hoggard says.

169 views

Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Business 3:06PM
Commerce Commission to lay charges over swaps

Having written to the Commerce Commission last November and encouraged members affected by interest rate swaps to contact the Commerce Commission, Federated Farmers welcomes the Commission’s decision to put the matter before the Courts.

311 views

Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Agriculture 4:55PM
Dairy convictions send a powerful message

Following the conviction and fining of farmers under the Resource Management Act, Federated Farmers supports the legal role regional councils play in protecting the environment.

833 views

Thursday, 12 September 2013
Business 4:52PM
Government's helping hand for Dairy reputation

Federated Farmers thinks the new Market Connections Fund is an excellent initiative to help New Zealand businesses build back their relations with overseas customers.

356 views

Friday, 30 August 2013
Business 2:07PM
Westland Milk Products joins the 'good news club'

Federated Farmers West Coast says New Zealand’s second largest dairy cooperative, Westland Milk Products, has now joined the ‘good news club.’  The cooperative has revised its 2013/14 forecast payout to a range of $7.60-8.00 per kilogram of milk solids (kg/MS), with a new advance rate of $5 kg/MS.

476 views

Monday, 29 July 2013
Agriculture 2:14PM
New anti-rustling online map gets the farmer tick

Federated Farmers is applauding, Stop Stock Theft, New Zealand’s first ever online map designed to report and track suspected stock theft.  This joint initiative between Crimestoppers NZ, NZX-Agri and the Police will be welcomed by all farmers.

993 views

Thursday, 27 June 2013
Agriculture 1:29PM
New Special Agriculture Trade Envoy appointed

Federated Farmers welcomes Beef+Lamb NZ chairman, Mike Petersen, to the position of New Zealand Special Agriculture Trade Envoy.  Mr Petersen succeeds past Federated Farmers President, Alistair Polson, in that particular role.

921 views

Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Agriculture 1:42PM
Meat Industry Excellence gets into the first gear of reform

With the 2013 National Agricultural Fieldays now underway, so is reform of New Zealand’s red meat sector being championed by Meat Industry Excellence (MIE).

1026 views

Friday, 24 May 2013
Export 11:02AM
Exports to China back on track

Federated Farmers is hugely relieved the meat export impasse in China has been resolved, but believes New Zealand and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) need to take a hard look in the mirror.

520 views

Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Export 2:02PM
Exports to China held up at the border

Federated Farmers is hopeful an administrative issue affecting New Zealand meat exports to China will soon be resolved.

582 views

Thursday, 9 May 2013
Agriculture 2:30PM
Animal welfare case guilty plea welcomed

Federated Farmers believes Milkpride admitting guilt in Rotorua today sends a strong deterrent message.

1096 views

Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Food 5:14PM
McDonald's removes the lamb from Lambton

395 views

Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Agriculture 11:14AM
New president for Federated Farmers Northland

Following Federated Farmers Northland Annual General Meeting, Roger Ludbrook has been elected provincial president following the retirement of Matthew Long.

1034 views

Sunday, 28 April 2013
Agriculture 1:24PM
China grows in importance to 'NZ Inc'

A strategic plan between New Zealand and China, signed only on ANZAC Day to promote agricultural cooperation, has been reinforced by China overtaking Australia as New Zealand’s largest export destination in the March 2013 quarter.

893 views

Friday, 19 April 2013
Business 3:05PM
Survey shows more businesses hindered by regulation than helped

Federated Farmers is unsurprised StatisticsNZ’s latest business operations survey has found growing business and farmer frustration at an increasing regulatory burden.

368 views

Thursday, 18 April 2013
Agriculture 1:02PM
New Zealander joins World Farmers Organisation board

961 views

Thursday, 14 March 2013
Business 3:03PM
Meat sector takes huge step forward in supporting PGP

310 views

Agriculture 3:02PM
Rare West Coast drought triggers Rural Support Trust

With the South Island’s West Coast in the grip of drought, which is a highly unusual event, most farmers on the West Coast will have no idea how to cope with it or its aftermath.

804 views

Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Media 6:04PM
Drought imagery on the New Zealand Herald front page and at page five

Federated Farmers is concerned at the photograph on the front-page banner of this morning’s NZ Herald and again at page five.

521 views

Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Finance 12:52PM
Federated Farmers awaits Commerce Commission examination of swaps

Federated Farmers has asked the Commerce Commission to look into the selling of debt finance instruments known as ‘swaps’.  This formal request was made last November.

353 views

Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Business 7:54PM
Wools of New Zealand crosses the $5 million threshold

New Zealand’s wool growers have taken some important steps towards a more united and profitable future with enough supporting the $5 million capital raising threshold needed by Wools of New Zealand (WONZ) to establish a farmer-owned strong wool sales and marketing company, says Federated Farmers Meat & Fibre chairperson Jeanette Maxwell.

365 views

Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Weather 6:17PM
Farmers welcome rain reprieve

With rain greeting the Minister for Primary Industries, the Hon Nathan Guy, in the Hawke’s Bay yesterday, Federated Farmers has welcomed a brief break in the current dry spell.  A national summary is appended to this release.

664 views

Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Agriculture 3:51PM
Christchurch rebuild must boost wool

With over two million square metres of floorcoverings needed for the Christchurch rebuild, Federated Farmers believes strong wool should be given a leading role.

804 views

Monday, 4 February 2013
Health 3:03PM
Rural Mental Health Campaign

Federated Farmer’s ‘When Life’s a Bitch’, rural mental health campaign, is under way and picking up traction.

387 views

Agriculture 3:00PM
Statistics shows farmers are getting health & safety

With ACC claims for occupational quad bike accidents falling by 17 percent and serious harm down ten percent, a combined Government and industry focus on health and safety is working.

930 views

Agriculture 2:32PM
Farm Confidence Survey shows split industry

Federated Farmers’ 2012/13 Mid-Season Farm Confidence Survey reveals any increase in farmer confidence is largely confined to the dairy sector and even that comes off a low base.

923 views

Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Agriculture 5:29PM
Meat sector PGP could halt 'race to the bottom'

Federated Farmers Meat & Fibre is excited by Beef+Lamb New Zealand and its partners winning Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) funding that could supercharge New Zealand’s red meat exports.

875 views

Monday, 28 January 2013
Agriculture 3:51PM
Federated Farmers President's farm in climate adaption case study

834 views

Agriculture 2:50PM
New Zealand food is safe and our systems work

Federated Farmers says New Zealand’s continual testing for impurities and open disclosure is why New Zealand primary exports are of the highest quality.

794 views



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