Federated Farmers, New Zealand’s leading independent rural advocacy organisation, has established a news and insights partnership with AgriHQ, the country’s leading rural publisher, to give the farmers of New Zealand a more informed, united and stronger voice. Feds news and commentary appears each week in its own section of the Farmers Weekly print edition and online.
While LIC spotted the problem and informed farmers, Feds says a refund is not good enough.
The proposed plan approach to require assessment against cultural values for consents for normal farming operations could drive conflict, Feds says.
Federated Farmers calls on the government to address the 'broken promises' and 'unworkable' freshwater rules with urgency.
Commence the Re-Fence was launched at the Fieldays in June, with Federated Farmers and the Farmy Army involved as partners.
Federated Farmers weighs in on the future of two of the country’s long-standing high school farms facing tough decisions.
Although a 30% reduction in the next seven years will undoubtedly be challenging, Federated Farmers says it’s really important to look at how that target is broken down and how Fonterra plan to work with farmers to achieve it.
A Federated Farmers survey in March this year found just under one-third of farmers employed migrant staff.
El Niño’s early arrival has farmers in many districts, but especially on the east coasts of both islands, checking feed and livestock levels.
Federated Farmers says gathering with other dairy sector leaders helped seeing the big picture – and how New Zealand compares.
How has the newly elected List MPs' time in Federated Farmers set them up for the job in politics?
Federated Farmers’ sharemilker vice chair for the Waikato says it’s high time young farmers had the same opportunity as their urban counterparts.
Environmental damage from poor harvesting practices had to be addressed, Feds says.
Feds say this election was all about restoring that confidence, putting the fun back into farming, and getting our communities humming again.
Rural New Zealand is looking to the incoming administration to deliver on its promises.
For some time now Federated Farmers has been facing the same inflationary pressures as the rest of New Zealand.
A new and improved iteration of that Forage Trading Agreement is now available for farmers – just in time for the upcoming maize growing season.
The world has really changed since NZ last had this discussion in the late 1990s and early 2000s, writes Wayne Langford.
We just want wild animal numbers brought under control, so they stop wrecking our farms, says Feds.
“Farmers are spending a lot of time and money on pest control on their own land, trying to make as good an effort in denting the populations as possible.”
The world is changing; farmers are not resistant to this. But when policy lands and is not fit for the intended outcome, it fuels mistrust in authorities, writes Emma Crutchley.
An important part of the work is supporting farmers through conversations.
In its submission to MPI, Feds said OSPRI is the best organistion to deliver of the level of integration needed.
Data shows that these pest populations have been expanding in range across native habitats and primary production land.
The financial pressures of rising costs and interest rates, and the depressing milk price forecast, can be devastating enough – particularly for those farmers carrying high debt.
Federated Farmers say the Climate Change Commission to take this significant new research into account and set targets based on a climate warming approach.
A live studio audience of 300 farmers, along with 35,000+ online viewers, got to see spokespeople from the major political parties go toe-to-toe discussing the big issues impacting rural NZ.
Richard McIntyre says he’s proud to introduce himself as a dairy farmer when he meets new people. But his Twitter feed notes he’s a husband and father first “because it’s easy to forget that".