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.

Published in General News

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.

Published in General News

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
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 09:55

Expect more flak in upcoming silly season

Expect more flak from politicians and others as New Zealand moves into general election mode, says Federated Farmers Dairy chair Andrew Hoggard.

Published in General News
Friday, 18 November 2016 15:54

Brighter finish to tough week

Fonterra’s lift in its payout to $6/kgMS puts a brighter note on the end of a tough week for farming.

Published in General News
Monday, 14 November 2016 17:18

Power outage hits NI farms

Dairy farmers in the lower North Island also faced power outages after a series of earthquakes this morning.

Published in General News

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