Federated Farmers

21 Mar 19, 3:06pm
Government to pass law under urgency to ban military style semi-automatics and assault rifles; buyback scheme to cost $100m+; National and Federated Farmers supportive
13 Mar 19, 8:41am
Despite rising prices, farmers are feeling oppressed from all sides and confidence is low. Fickle urban voters are driving a flood of rules and imposing costs that make little sense to the business of farming
12 Dec 18, 10:13am
A government Farm Debt Mediation Bill would be 'a useful tool in the tool kit' Federated Farmers says as farmers' satisfaction with their banks drops
17 Oct 18, 11:41am
Politicised fads don't sway EPA's science. Consumer localism fads don't support real farmers. Prices retreat for livestock although to still-healthy levels
10 Oct 18, 10:32am
Shifting from commodity production styles to meeting targeted consumer demand will require big shifts and a wider view of what the market really is, says Guy Trafford
13 Sep 18, 5:02pm
David Hargreaves thinks the struggling Fonterra dairy co-operative will need a close eye keeping on it as it endeavours to get its wobbly milk cart back on the trail
13 Sep 18, 9:13am
Fonterra holds milk price forecast at $6.75; forecasts earnings per share of 25c-35c this year; to review investments including Beingmate; full year loss of $196 million reported
5 Jun 18, 9:49am
Federated Farmers' member survey shows farmer satisfaction with banks holding at about 80% positive, but sharemilker satisfaction is down sharply
30 May 18, 8:58am
In a second open letter to the Minister of Agriculture, Keith Woodford highlights some ‘coalface’ issues that MPI is really struggling with, right now
28 May 18, 9:36pm
Keith Woodford says the Government is underestimating the animal and human welfare issues in its MPB plan, along with underestimating the complexity of the compensation claims
25 May 18, 4:52pm
Mycoplasma bovis: do we need to go so fast and should the North and South Islands be managed separately?
21 May 18, 11:47am
Finance Minister Grant Robertson is tasking Treasury and MPI with investigating establishing a fund to 'get ahead' of biosecurity threats
21 May 18, 8:49am
Keith Woodford explains how crucial decisions are pending re Mycoplasma bovis and Government must recognise its own limitations
13 May 18, 8:40pm
Keith Woodford explains why M. bovis eradication is no longer realistic and how industry now needs to take control from Government
18 Apr 18, 11:30am
A more activist approach to climate change drawing in agriculture will produce some winners in the sector, but as the only country proposing GHG liabilities for livestock, change is coming
11 Apr 18, 7:45pm
Lamb and mutton schedules hold as processors forced to use saleyards to get the volumes they need as farmers appear to value building flocks. Deer weaner sales positive
4 Apr 18, 9:10am
Unusually, farmers and meat processors doing well at the same time. Beef prices slip. Deer prices get boost from pet food market
22 Mar 18, 9:07am
Apart from beef, prices are holding up during time of usual softness. Public concerns rise over land erosion; action needed before regulators step in
16 Mar 18, 10:19am
Unusual seasonal factors keep animals on the farm, creating shortages and higher prices especially at saleyards. Wool gets another welcome lift
16 Mar 18, 10:04am
Dairy Report: Irrigation in the South Island insulated dairy farms from drought this year allowing maintained production. North Island makes a fast recovery


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