Media Releases

Hamilton science breakthough helps farmers improve nitrogen loss

Posted on 31/03/2017
Federated Farmers congratulates Hamilton company CRV Ambreed around its work in identifying a genetic variant which reduces nitrogen excreted in the urine of cows.

Feds says get OIO approval for foreign water buyers

Posted on 24/03/2017
Federated Farmers suggests Overseas Investment Office approval should be considered for large takes of water by overseas interests.

Feds see nothing new in OECD Environment Report

Posted on 24/03/2017
The OECD’s report released today on New Zealand’s environmental progress tells us nothing we didn’t already know, Federated Farmers water spokesperson Chris Allen says.

Feds Endorses Ambitious Trade Agenda

Posted on 24/03/2017
The Government’s move today to boost New Zealand’s trade efforts is positive for farmers and for New Zealand, says Federated Farmers President Dr William Rolleston.


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 March 31

Posted on 31/03/2017
There was another monthly goods trade deficit in February, according to Statistics NZ’s

Economic week

Posted on 24/03/2017
In its statement the Reserve Bank observed that dairy prices have been volatile and that uncertainty remains around future outcomes. ..


President’s Address to National Council Federated Farmers, 15 February 2017

Posted on 15/02/2017
Last year we all learnt a new phrase – “Post Truth Politics”. We discovered that it is apparently legitimate, according to one White House spokesperson, to cite “alternative facts”.

Address to Meat & Fibre Council 14 February 2017 by Rick Powdrell

Posted on 14/02/2017
Everybody in this room today would agree that meat and fibre farmers are facing some major challenges at this point in time, many would say for some time.