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Andrew Hoggard

Federated Farmers cheers end to 'war on farming' as government trumpets Resource Management Act changes
23rd Apr 24, 6:59pm
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Federated Farmers cheers end to 'war on farming' as government trumpets Resource Management Act changes
Government looking at ways to stop councils from implementing strict rules on water imposed by the previous Labour government
10th Apr 24, 6:16pm
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Government looking at ways to stop councils from implementing strict rules on water imposed by the previous Labour government
Government review could recommend easing emission reduction targets for farmers and freezing current methane levels in the atmosphere
8th Apr 24, 6:05pm
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Government review could recommend easing emission reduction targets for farmers and freezing current methane levels in the atmosphere
Guy Trafford assesses the tasks ahead for the new crew in rural and trade policy and the perceived problems
30th Nov 23, 10:35am
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Guy Trafford assesses the tasks ahead for the new crew in rural and trade policy and the perceived problems
Farmers will have to pay for methane emissions from 2025 under a Labour Government plan
18th Aug 23, 4:27pm
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Farmers will have to pay for methane emissions from 2025 under a Labour Government plan
The Act Party hopes to win 20% of votes in the election and force National to scrap more Labour policies
10th Jun 23, 9:00am
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The Act Party hopes to win 20% of votes in the election and force National to scrap more Labour policies
New Zealand the outlier allowing fossil fuel emitters to offset their pollution by converting food production to exotic forestry. It's a policy that is driving farm leaders into politics and hardening attitudes
11th May 23, 5:33pm
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New Zealand the outlier allowing fossil fuel emitters to offset their pollution by converting food production to exotic forestry. It's a policy that is driving farm leaders into politics and hardening attitudes
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Christopher Luxon fends off friendly-fire from Act by shutting down possibility of forming a coalition with the Māori Party
10th May 23, 12:09pm
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Christopher Luxon fends off friendly-fire from Act by shutting down possibility of forming a coalition with the Māori Party
Guy Trafford has read the Government's proposed response to HWEN and thinks the immediate strong negative reaction by farmer lobby groups is somewhat overdone
12th Oct 22, 4:39pm
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Guy Trafford has read the Government's proposed response to HWEN and thinks the immediate strong negative reaction by farmer lobby groups is somewhat overdone
Government says proposal 'would see New Zealand farmers lead the world in reducing emissions and help give NZ a competitive advantage in green conscious global marketplace'; Fed Farmers says it will 'rip the guts' out of small town NZ
11th Oct 22, 9:35am
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Government says proposal 'would see New Zealand farmers lead the world in reducing emissions and help give NZ a competitive advantage in green conscious global marketplace'; Fed Farmers says it will 'rip the guts' out of small town NZ
Strong dairy demand makes Fonterra's Russia exit an easy withdrawal. But the global uncertainties, inflation and climate issues keep farmer confidence in negative territory
21st Mar 22, 6:26pm
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Strong dairy demand makes Fonterra's Russia exit an easy withdrawal. But the global uncertainties, inflation and climate issues keep farmer confidence in negative territory
New Zealand agriculture on the cusp of reaching an historic agreement which will remove some distracting uncertainties and put us in a prime global position
20th Jan 22, 9:33am
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New Zealand agriculture on the cusp of reaching an historic agreement which will remove some distracting uncertainties and put us in a prime global position
The future of B+LNZ to be decided by referendum votes now underway. At issue is whether it, Dairy NZ and Federated Farmers need to be separate organisations. Voting closes on July 9
29th Jun 21, 9:50am
The future of B+LNZ to be decided by referendum votes now underway. At issue is whether it, Dairy NZ and Federated Farmers need to be separate organisations. Voting closes on July 9
New Fed Farmers survey indicates farm profitability has improved but is expected to fall in the coming year. Farm production is up and farm spending has been rising, a turnaround from six months ago
3rd Feb 21, 11:20am
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New Fed Farmers survey indicates farm profitability has improved but is expected to fall in the coming year. Farm production is up and farm spending has been rising, a turnaround from six months ago
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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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
Guy Trafford reviews the Budget 2020 outcomes for the rural economy, comparing what was delivered to the expectations of the main rural lobby group
15th May 20, 10:52am
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Guy Trafford reviews the Budget 2020 outcomes for the rural economy, comparing what was delivered to the expectations of the main rural lobby group
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson says banks have enough time and money to implement new capital rules without making dairy farmers pay the price
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
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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'
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
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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
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
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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
Former ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie says too much blame is being put on the Reserve Bank for issues the dairy sector was always going to face regardless of whether bank capital rules were reviewed 
10th Jul 19, 9:40am
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Former ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie says too much blame is being put on the Reserve Bank for issues the dairy sector was always going to face regardless of whether bank capital rules were reviewed 
Federated Farmers says its quoting of bank lobby group CEO warning of perceived cost of RBNZ bank capital proposals in press release on farmer banking survey was part of ensuring balance & right of reply
8th Jun 19, 9:12am
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Federated Farmers says its quoting of bank lobby group CEO warning of perceived cost of RBNZ bank capital proposals in press release on farmer banking survey was part of ensuring balance & right of reply