Fonterra's lifting of the current season payout to $6.15/kgMS highlights the revival in the fortunes of dairy farms, says Federated Farmers.

Published in General News
Thursday, 18 May 2017 16:28

Greenies should take note - Hoggard

Greenie groups who seek to bolster their fundraising campaigns by using dairy farmers as their favourite target need to read the Water Accord report released today.

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For many farmers, ‘compliance’ is a word that evokes images of short-stature, goose-stepping individuals with clipboards and funny moustaches.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 21 April 2017 11:44

Farmers welcome migrant visa changes

Farmers are concerned about a three-year cap on temporary work visas announced by the Government this week.

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Federated Farmers dairy spokesman Andrew Hoggard says all the farmers he has talked to understand it is important to be able to manage the growth of the industry.

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Dairy industry leader Andrew Hoggard supports the idea of opening Fonterra shares to overseas milk suppliers – but not townies.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 08:55

Getting our priorities right — Editorial

The Government's recent announcement that it wants 90% of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers meeting swimmable water quality standards by 2040 has put the issue back into the limelight.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 13:27

Lab-grown milk a threat

Bacon without pigs, milk without cows – are they a threat to New Zealand’s agriculture sector?

Published in General News
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 10:55

An unstable world

Federated Farmers Dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard says the world markets have become more unstable despite an improvement in dairy prices.

Published in General News
Thursday, 19 January 2017 12:05

Adding fuel to fire?

Federated Farmers Dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard is worried that an appeal against a Greenpeace advertisement ruling on river pollution could prolong unfair media coverage.
Published in General News

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