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Feds applauds Labour’s pledge to protect productive farmland

Posted on 3/07/2020
A commitment from Labour to protect productive farmland from blanket afforestation if re-elected is a step in the right direction...

Overwhelming support for continuing seed levy

Posted on 1/07/2020
Growers have overwhelmingly supported the continuation of the Non-Proprietary and Uncertified Herbage Seeds Levy order for another six years.

Farm debt mediation a useful backstop

Posted on 1/07/2020
Farm Debt Mediation is something farmers hope they'll never need to use, but it's a very useful mechanism if a farm's finances do go pear-shaped.

New Federated Farmers board mixes experience with new blood

Posted on 26/06/2020
Federated Farmers has confirmed Andrew Hoggard as the new President. He'll head a board that includes three new members.

Opinion

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 3

Posted on 3/07/2020
Lending to the agricultural sector was stable in May, and low interest rates have dampened on-farm inflation.

A love letter to all New Zealand farmers

Posted on 3/07/2020
A few days stay on a NZ farm for all policy makers, requiring them to take part in the labour and the long hours, should be mandatory....

Speeches

Katie Milne's address to the 2020 National AGM

Posted on 26/06/2020
I think we've made excellent progress on town and country coming to a better understanding of each other....

Brian Richards - Farming with Confidence

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