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Economic Week - September 25

Rabobank's Rural Confidence Survey shows a further slip in farm confidence, with sheep and beef farmers particularly pessimistic....

Positive Agriculture and Horticulture Policy announcements

Feds - Suitably impressed at week of positive Agriculture and Horticulture Policy announcements ...

Farm plan co-investment pledge is positive

There is still a great deal to work through around how to ensure farm plans are fit for purpose and recognise diverse needs and expectations....

Smart shift on border exceptions, but shearers still missing

Feds' advocacy on the need for specialised agricultural staff to be allowed to cross our borders has finally borne fruit...

Activities

Essential Freshwater: Action for healthy waterways

Essential Freshwater: Action for healthy waterways – A discussion document on national direction for our essential freshwater.

Riparian Fencing and Waterways Funding Initiative – Applications Open

Up to $100 million has been allocated from the Provincial Growth Fund to provide significant levels of funding (80-100%) for fencing of waterways and associated works such as culverts, causeways, riparian planting and stock water reticulation (but no

Federated Farmers - Rabobank remuneration survey shows good growth in farmer pay

Strong growth in pay packages in the last two years is another reason for New Zealanders to consider a career in agriculture, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says...