News

Media Releases

Dairy Tomorrow, key to New Zealand’s future wellbeing

Posted on 22/11/2017
The country’s most important export sector is resetting its goals and aspirations with the Dairy Tomorrow strategy launch...

Arable farmers have fingers crossed for better season

Posted on 21/11/2017
AIMI results are in. After two indifferent seasons, arable farmers are hopeful for better yields this time.

A Kauri in the Forest - Michael Spaans

Posted on 21/11/2017
Federated Farmers is extremely saddened to learn of the passing of DairyNZ chairman Michael Spaans.

Fonterra pledge will build on existing environmental initiatives says Feds

Posted on 16/11/2017
It’s something Federated Farmers has been advocating for several years now. There’s plenty evidence throughout the country of where community engagement with farmers has been successful in delivering sensible, practical and affordable solutions for w

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 November 17

Posted on 17/11/2017
Since Parliament resumed last week there has been a bit of political debate on how much the new government’s spending commitments will cost and what they will mean for the surplus and for debt. ..

Economic week November 10

Posted on 10/11/2017
The GDT Price Index has fallen in five of the last seven auctions and is now back to around the same level as this time last year. The recent falls will put Fonterra’s payout forecast under pressure but the recent fall in the NZ Dollar is providing

Speeches

President Katie Milne addresses National Council

Posted on 22/11/2017
Katie Milne talks about the myriad ways the Feds influence decision-makers and perceptions - National Council 2017 President's address

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.