News

Media Releases

Flawed policies will bite future growth

Posted on 9/10/2019
Before splurging funds from the surplus, Finance Minister Grant Robertson should check on the effects some of his colleagues’ policies are having on the economy...

Feds congratulates new Special Agricultural Trade Envoy

Posted on 7/10/2019
Feds is delighted by the appointment of Tararua farmer Mel Poulton to the position of Special Agricultural Trade Envoy for New Zealand.

Shared hubs a positive as rural satisfaction with banks slips

Posted on 1/10/2019
If a traditional bank branch in a small rural town is deemed no longer economic, the shared hub model may be the next best thing...

Extremely timely report from Auditor General

Posted on 19/09/2019
Auditor General report reinforces the Federated Farmers' call to take more time, and care, to get the national freshwater management process right.

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 - October 11

Posted on 11/10/2019
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s annual Stock Number Survey has shown increases for both sheep and beef cattle but a smaller lamb crop is forecast.

Economic Week - October 4

Posted on 4/10/2019
Beef + Lamb is forecasting that in 2019/20 average gross revenue will be $629,800, up 1.2% on the previous season, with sheep revenue up 1.1%, cattle revenue up 2.2%, but wool revenue down 1.3%.

Speeches

Brian Richards - Farming with Confidence

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