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Daily Digest: September 24, 2020

Feds optimistic about election policies, as farmer confidence takes a knock The latest survey from Rabobank shows farmer confidence has taken another dive as they grapple with covid-19 and government regulation.  

Perhaps farmers can take some heart from the fact that confidence is bottoming out across every sector of society – except for those who make PPE perhaps – so they’re certainly not alone.

The survey comes in a week that’s seen agriculture become the focus of the election campaign, with Labour, National and ACT all unveiling their plans for the sector.

Federated Farmers liked what it saw from the politicians, even giving a rare bouquet to Labour for its plan to help fund integrated farm plans.

That proposed lessening of the regulatory cost for farmers may not appeal as much as National’s plan to gut the regulations. But anything that gives them a bit more confidence will be welcome at this stage.


Bryan Gibson


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