News

Media Releases

Farmers committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Posted on 16/07/2019
The ETS has failed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from transport. Universal pricing of methane will be similarly unsuccessful, Feds says

User pays emphasis in rates report is spot on

Posted on 4/07/2019
Productivity Commission report another step in a very long journey to genuine equity for farmer ratepayers.

Colin Hurst named Arable Farmer of the Year

Posted on 3/07/2019
Colin Hurst's "immense contribution" to Federated Farmers, related industry bodies and across the nation’s arable sector has been recognised.

Vet's tenacity recognised with Outstanding Contribution Award

Posted on 2/07/2019
The vet who discovered that Mycoplasma Bovis had reached out shores, Dr Merlyn Hay, was the big winner at the Primary Industry Summit Awards 2019

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 12

Posted on 12/07/2019
Food price inflation might be near zero and consumer price inflation might only be around 1.5%, but inflation of farm expenses is tracking higher.

Economic Week - July 5

Posted on 5/07/2019
For the year to June 2019 primary sector exports are forecast to be $45.7 billion, up $3 billion or 7.1% on the previous year.

Speeches

Brian Richards - Farming with Confidence

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