Thursday, 25 February 2016 06:55

More farmers under mortgage pressure

A member poll by Federated Farmers shows 11.1% of dairy farmers are now under pressure by banks over their mortgages. 

Published in General News
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 11:50

Subsides also pushing dairy prices down

Subsidies handed to European farmers are partly responsible for the dip in global dairy prices, says Federated Farmers Dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard.

Published in General News
Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:25

Sit up, your dinner’s printed

Another fortnight passes and we have another lacklustre Global Dairy Trade result and Fonterra confirming it has revised its milk price for the current season (2015-16).

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 06:56

$5 payout the new ‘norm’

Dairy farmers are being urged to make their businesses resilient around a $5/kgMS payout for the next few years.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 09:00

Optimism as banks cut forecast payout

Banks have cut their farmgate milk price forecast after another drop in the GDT price index last week, albeit minor at an overall 1.4%.

Published in General News
Sunday, 24 January 2016 06:55

Smile – you’re on camera!

The advent of closed circuit television is now making it easier for farmers to protect themselves from 'industrial sabotage', according to an industry leader.

Published in General News
Thursday, 17 December 2015 11:26

Ag twits

Rural News' irreverent and hypothetical look at what's happening in the farming world.

Published in Opinion
Sunday, 13 December 2015 07:56

Hashtag slogans no way to fix climate change

The global climate change conference in Paris drew a record number of world leaders to the opening last week. Federated Farmers dairy industry group chair Andrew Hoggard looks at the debate.

Published in Opinion

Federated Farmers is disappointed to see that SAFE has embarked on an advertising campaign in the UK.

Published in General News
Thursday, 19 November 2015 15:12

GDT drop disappointing — Feds

Federated Farmers says this morning's Global Dairy Trade auction, which delivered a third straight drop in the price index, was disappointing but not unexpected.

Published in General News
 

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