Media Releases

Charging for water would open a can of worms

Posted on 10/07/2017
Federated Farmers is worried talk of charging for commercial water use will take the country down an irreversible path of taxing ourselves unnecessarily, increasing prices and limiting economic growth.

Pacific Alliance FTA negotiations hailed

Posted on 4/07/2017
"If we could get back to an even playing field on trade with Mexico if could be very signification for New Zealand dairy - and sheep and beef as well," says Andrew Hoggard

Feds commend Government on investment in global agriscience

Posted on 30/06/2017
Investment in agriculture research is welcome and important, and of course, there is an ongoing need for more investment in agriscience in New Zealand,..

Arable farmers honoured with inaugural awards

Posted on 29/06/2017
The best and brightest of the country’s arable industry was celebrated and honoured at last night’s Federated Farmers’ Arable Industry Conference and AGM at Lincoln...


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 July 21

Posted on 21/07/2017
Most economists, including within the Reserve Bank, had picked there would be a slowdown in inflation, but few predicted it to be unchanged for the quarter and that the annual rate would ease back as much as it did...

Economic Week July 14

Posted on 14/07/2017
We’ve had a great response to the latest six-monthly Farm Confidence Survey, which closed on Monday


Dr William Rolleston - Opening Address to Conference 2017

Posted on 21/06/2017
It gives me great please to be delivering this speech to you today.

Andrew Hoggard address to Federated Farmers Dairy Council at 2017 National Conference

Posted on 20/06/2017
Russel Norman was going on about petrol hitting the $10 a litre mark within the decade, well, I guess that probably means it’s just another topic that Russel doesn’t have a clue on what he is talking about!