Tuesday, 31 October 2017 08:55

Chat soon, Feds tell O’Connor

Federated Farmers president Katie Milne says the new Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is obviously well versed in agriculture, which many Feds members and all farmers will appreciate.

Published in General News
Friday, 20 October 2017 10:06

Is proposed water tax history?

A farmer leader wants the incoming government to can Labour’s proposed water tax.

Published in General News
Friday, 20 October 2017 09:13

Farmers ready to work together

Farmers are ready to engage and work with the new coalition government, says Federated Farmers.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 09:48

Farmers applaud retiring commissioner

Farmers have thanked the outgoing Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright for her service.

Published in General News
Monday, 16 October 2017 06:55

Young Kiwis offered priority training

The dairy industry has launched an ambitious scheme to encourage young New Zealanders to make careers on farms.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 08:55

Election chill dampens mood in farming

Although the National Party ended election night the largest party by a healthy margin, its margin wasn’t big enough (unlike 2008, 2011, and 2014) to make its return to the Treasury benches a foregone conclusion.  

Published in Opinion
Monday, 18 September 2017 10:12

Farmers facing a ‘pick six’

Forget about a trifecta of looming taxes, it’s a "pick six", says Federated Farmers Dairy chairman Chris Lewis.

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Friday, 15 September 2017 07:45

Water trading not a good idea

Fellow Feds board member Andrew Hoggard and I have just returned from a five-day study tour in Australia hosted by Mercury Energy.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 10:55

Most farmers doing it right

Federated Farmers dairy chairman Chris Lewis believes most farmers are now compliant with new rules on handling bobby calves.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 12:55

Green stream has council seeing red

The discovery of a Waikato stream running green with effluent has the council urging farmers to ask for advice on effluent management.

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