Federated Farmers

2nd Jul 20, 9:09am
Allan Barber looks at the issues farmers face when confronted by bureaucratic environmental regulations that work against the public goals set by politicians. Local solutions seem to work best
Allan Barber looks at the issues farmers face when confronted by bureaucratic environmental regulations that work against the public goals set by politicians. Local solutions seem to work best
2nd Jul 20, 9:09am
25th May 20, 4:35pm
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Farmers and forest owners bristle at politicians screwing the scrum so that forest owners subsidise the domestic wood processing industry, potentially resulting in trade retaliation from export markets
Farmers and forest owners bristle at politicians screwing the scrum so that forest owners subsidise the domestic wood processing industry, potentially resulting in trade retaliation from export markets
25th May 20, 4:35pm
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3rd Mar 20, 2:36pm
Finance Minister Grant Robertson urges banks to keep lending to even their more 'challenging' dairy farming customers, noting banks are best-placed to support businesses' cash flow
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson urges banks to keep lending to even their more 'challenging' dairy farming customers, noting banks are best-placed to support businesses' cash flow
3rd Mar 20, 2:36pm
31st Jan 20, 10:35am
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Livestock farmers the most optimistic, cropping farmers the most pessimistic in latest farm confidence survey (despite plant-meat fads) but all fear urban prejudices and policy impositions
Livestock farmers the most optimistic, cropping farmers the most pessimistic in latest farm confidence survey (despite plant-meat fads) but all fear urban prejudices and policy impositions
31st Jan 20, 10:35am
20th Jan 20, 10:02am
Chris Trotter assesses the mood of the electorate as the 2020 election year gets underway
Chris Trotter assesses the mood of the electorate as the 2020 election year gets underway
20th Jan 20, 10:02am
11th Dec 19, 12:09pm
Federated Farmers says passing of Farm Debt Mediation Bill should help facilitate better conversations between farmers and their banks and where necessary a more structured way to address problems
Federated Farmers says passing of Farm Debt Mediation Bill should help facilitate better conversations between farmers and their banks and where necessary a more structured way to address problems
11th Dec 19, 12:09pm
6th Dec 19, 6:51am
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says banks have enough time and money to implement new capital rules without making dairy farmers pay the price
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says banks have enough time and money to implement new capital rules without making dairy farmers pay the price
6th Dec 19, 6:51am
5th Dec 19, 3:23pm
Federated Farmers is urging the banks to absorb as much as possible of the additional costs of the new bank capital requirements 'rather than dump it all on customers, and especially on under-pressure farmers'
Federated Farmers is urging the banks to absorb as much as possible of the additional costs of the new bank capital requirements 'rather than dump it all on customers, and especially on under-pressure farmers'
5th Dec 19, 3:23pm
27th Nov 19, 5:29pm
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Farmers say that banks are getting tougher and changing conditions as they seek to contain or even reduce their exposure to agriculture, according to an industry survey
Farmers say that banks are getting tougher and changing conditions as they seek to contain or even reduce their exposure to agriculture, according to an industry survey
27th Nov 19, 5:29pm
19th Nov 19, 9:45am
Jenée Tibshraeny looks at the key government and Reserve Bank policy changes underway that impact dairy farmers, accompanied by a healthy dose of context
Jenée Tibshraeny looks at the key government and Reserve Bank policy changes underway that impact dairy farmers, accompanied by a healthy dose of context
19th Nov 19, 9:45am
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24th Oct 19, 9:36am
Government gives farmers until 2025 to come up with their own on-farm emissions pricing scheme; If they don't pull their weight, they'll end up in the ETS
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Government gives farmers until 2025 to come up with their own on-farm emissions pricing scheme; If they don't pull their weight, they'll end up in the ETS
24th Oct 19, 9:36am
5th Oct 19, 9:10am
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As disappointed farmers deal with Fonterra’s poor performance it emerges a new multi-million dollar cheese plant is hardly being used. The Spinoff's Maria Slade reports
As disappointed farmers deal with Fonterra’s poor performance it emerges a new multi-million dollar cheese plant is hardly being used. The Spinoff's Maria Slade reports
5th Oct 19, 9:10am
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5th Sep 19, 11:43am
Government proposes raft of changes aimed at improving water quality, including restricting intensification of land use without proof this won't increase pollution; Federated Farmers says proposals could lead to 'wholesale land use change'
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Government proposes raft of changes aimed at improving water quality, including restricting intensification of land use without proof this won't increase pollution; Federated Farmers says proposals could lead to 'wholesale land use change'
5th Sep 19, 11:43am
23rd Aug 19, 9:21am
Farmers want Farm Debt Mediation Bill tweaked to require lenders to offer mediation as soon as they impose an 'unachievable condition'; Banks say this is an overkill but it's fair for mediation to be offered before they take 'enforcement action'
Farmers want Farm Debt Mediation Bill tweaked to require lenders to offer mediation as soon as they impose an 'unachievable condition'; Banks say this is an overkill but it's fair for mediation to be offered before they take 'enforcement action'
23rd Aug 19, 9:21am
23rd Aug 19, 8:47am
Allan Barber says sustainable pastoral farming is being sacrificed for contradictory and unscientific policies that reward overseas investors with large tax benefits and jeopardise food production
Allan Barber says sustainable pastoral farming is being sacrificed for contradictory and unscientific policies that reward overseas investors with large tax benefits and jeopardise food production
23rd Aug 19, 8:47am
14th Aug 19, 10:53am
Guy Trafford summarises the latest farmer confidence survey, sees belt tightening ahead. He also looks at the impact tax is having on disposable incomes and concludes it's time for some change
Guy Trafford summarises the latest farmer confidence survey, sees belt tightening ahead. He also looks at the impact tax is having on disposable incomes and concludes it's time for some change
14th Aug 19, 10:53am
10th Aug 19, 9:47am
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There is no reason for ‘carbon guilt’ over New Zealand's meat or milk says Federated Farmers, who claim the advantages we hold benefit the world
There is no reason for ‘carbon guilt’ over New Zealand's meat or milk says Federated Farmers, who claim the advantages we hold benefit the world
10th Aug 19, 9:47am
31st Jul 19, 12:05pm
Guy Trafford looks at the debate over wintering systems and wonders if anything farmers do will satisfy some of the critics. And what’s happening with venison?
Guy Trafford looks at the debate over wintering systems and wonders if anything farmers do will satisfy some of the critics. And what’s happening with venison?
31st Jul 19, 12:05pm
25th Jul 19, 9:36am
Guy Trafford tries to unpick the practical cost impact on livestock farmers from the new agricultural emissions plan, revealing significant disparities. An RMA review is announced
Guy Trafford tries to unpick the practical cost impact on livestock farmers from the new agricultural emissions plan, revealing significant disparities. An RMA review is announced
25th Jul 19, 9:36am
22nd Jul 19, 6:38pm
Government announces plans to introduce a gun register, tighten rules for gun owners, and licence shooting clubs as part of second tranche of gun law reform; National unsupportive 
Government announces plans to introduce a gun register, tighten rules for gun owners, and licence shooting clubs as part of second tranche of gun law reform; National unsupportive 
22nd Jul 19, 6:38pm

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