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Andrew Hoggard

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
by Guest
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
by Guest
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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
What people are saying about the Government's announced targets on reducing emissions to limit global warming
8th May 19, 12:09pm
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What people are saying about the Government's announced targets on reducing emissions to limit global warming
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
12th Dec 18, 10:13am
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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
Keith Woodford explains how the narrative is changing in regard to the need for methane emissions, with less need for drastic reductions
10th Sep 18, 11:17am
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Keith Woodford explains how the narrative is changing in regard to the need for methane emissions, with less need for drastic reductions
Federated Farmers' member survey shows farmer satisfaction with banks holding at about 80% positive, but sharemilker satisfaction is down sharply
5th Jun 18, 9:49am
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Federated Farmers' member survey shows farmer satisfaction with banks holding at about 80% positive, but sharemilker satisfaction is down sharply
Finance Minister Grant Robertson is tasking Treasury and MPI with investigating establishing a fund to 'get ahead' of biosecurity threats
21st May 18, 11:47am
by Jason Walls
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson is tasking Treasury and MPI with investigating establishing a fund to 'get ahead' of biosecurity threats
Farmers now have negative perceptions of the economy, farm profitability, farm production and farm spending. Farm debt levels have increased and fewer farms are debt-free
15th Feb 18, 12:13pm
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Farmers now have negative perceptions of the economy, farm profitability, farm production and farm spending. Farm debt levels have increased and fewer farms are debt-free
Farmer survey reports that only a small minority farmers feel that they have come under undue pressure from bankers over the past six months as rural sector heads into a drier-than-normal period
6th Dec 17, 8:37am
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Farmer survey reports that only a small minority farmers feel that they have come under undue pressure from bankers over the past six months as rural sector heads into a drier-than-normal period
Fonterra is now forecasting a $6.15 milk price for farmers this season, up from $6; opening forecast price for next season is $6.50, which is higher than economists thought likely
24th May 17, 8:39am
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Fonterra is now forecasting a $6.15 milk price for farmers this season, up from $6; opening forecast price for next season is $6.50, which is higher than economists thought likely
Fed Farmers dairy chairman admits NZ dairy farmers are among the world's most indebted, says the effects of the Brexit are up in the air and diverts attention away from nitrogen in the fresh water debate
27th Jun 16, 4:17pm
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Fed Farmers dairy chairman admits NZ dairy farmers are among the world's most indebted, says the effects of the Brexit are up in the air and diverts attention away from nitrogen in the fresh water debate
ANZ posts drop in quarterly profit but reports fall in impaired & 90 day past due assets
17th Feb 16, 12:18pm
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ANZ posts drop in quarterly profit but reports fall in impaired & 90 day past due assets
Andrew Hoggard has run both the 11-3 and 5-2 rostered systems on his dairy farm and he compares how each has affected his farm and the people working there
14th Nov 14, 5:12pm
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Andrew Hoggard has run both the 11-3 and 5-2 rostered systems on his dairy farm and he compares how each has affected his farm and the people working there
Andrew Hoggard assesses 'asymmetrical threats' to the NZ dairy industry - including by some in the media who just don't understand the basics
4th Nov 14, 2:00pm
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Andrew Hoggard assesses 'asymmetrical threats' to the NZ dairy industry - including by some in the media who just don't understand the basics