Arable

From an international perspective, New Zealand's arable industry could be viewed as small, with 2,500 farmers and revenue of approximately $5 billion. However, the industry contributes extensively to the New Zealand economy. Many Federated Farmers provinces have a Arable chairperson who leads a local group of growers. These groups tend to deal with local issues such as stubble burning regulations, Resource Management Act compliance and local product contracts. They also feed information back into the national network.

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Arable Industry Group News

New Arable Industry Executive Group

Posted on 10/07/2017
One of the tasks at the recent industry group AGM was to elect the new Executive.

Katie Milne is new National President

Posted on 23/06/2017
Following yesterday's Federation elections at Wellington, West Coast dairy farmer Katie Milne was elected National President.

Support Farmers Choice to Use Approved Genetic Technologies

Posted on 9/06/2017
Do you think farmers should have the right to choose when it comes to approved genetic technologies?

Register for Industry National Conference and AGM

Posted on 8/06/2017
Registrations for the Federated Farmers Arable Industry Group Conference and Annual General Meeting close on Wednesday, June 14.

United Wheatgrowers Meeting and Awards

Posted on 1/06/2017
All Arable Industry Group members are invited to attend the meeting of United Wheatgrowers Ltd on Wednesday, June 28 at the Lincoln Events Centre commencing at 9am.

Arable Industry Policy Work

Oil and Gas Exploration activities on Private Land

Posted on 20/07/2017
Oil & gas: exploration activities on private land - minimum impact activity

Domestic Feeds, Information, and Traceability

Posted on 22/02/2017
All farmers are required to complete a domestic feed declaration form if they are selling locally grown crops into the dairy industry

Red Clover Moth

Posted on 16/02/2017
The red clover Case Bearer moth has recently been found in Auckland and Canterbury - for more information see this factsheet

Blackgrass Response 2016-17

Posted on 1/02/2017
Be vigilant for blackgrass this growing season - with a potential estimated industry impact of $8.14 million, we all need to do our part in preventing blackgrass incursion

Factsheets

Velvetleaf Farm Management

Posted on 12/12/2016
MPI guide to Velvetleaf management

Red Clover Moth

Posted on 16/02/2017
The red clover Case Bearer moth has recently been found in Auckland and Canterbury - for more information see this factsheet

Domestic Feeds, Information, and Traceability

Posted on 22/02/2017
All farmers are required to complete a domestic feed declaration form if they are selling locally grown crops into the dairy industry

Oil and Gas Exploration activities on Private Land

Posted on 20/07/2017
Oil & gas: exploration activities on private land - minimum impact activity