Media Releases

Zero Carbon Bill - right direction, wrong methane targets

Posted on 16/05/2019
Feds supports the purpose and framework of the Zero Carbon Bill but not a methane target that has no grounding in science or economic sense

Government's target for methane will change the country, not the climate

Posted on 8/05/2019
Targets released today for farming’s methane emissions are going to send the message to farmers that New Zealand is prepared to give up on pastoral farming.

Cereal yields up, but only slightly

Posted on 7/05/2019
The latest AIMI cereal growers’ survey shows yields were up 3% across the six crops monitored compared to last season.

Opportunities Party identifies safe and valuable use of genetic technologies

Posted on 2/05/2019
Forest Owners Association and Federated Farmers congratulate TOP on their enlightened policy on genetic technology


Reserve Bank cautious on dairy industry recovery
By Nick Clark

The financial system is still sound but housing, dairy, and bank funding costs remain key risks, according to the Reserve Bank’s latest six-monthly Financial Stability Report. Read more

Economic Week - May 17

Posted on 17/05/2019
Food prices slipped a little in April, but for the full year there has been a 2.3% rise in prices for meat, poultry and fish.

Sound contracts underpin employment bonds

Posted on 16/05/2019
Employment contracts need to be fair for both parties and use the correct legal clauses - that's why the Feds contracts work so well.


Brian Richards - Farming with Confidence

Posted on 21/08/2018
Marketing expert Brian Richards talks to farmers at this year's national conference.