Media Releases

No surprises in governments freshwater management strategy

Posted on 8/10/2018
The government’s announcement this morning of its determination to encourage the entire community, not just farmers, to continue to clean up waterways came as no surprise to Federated Farmers.

How long do we risk ignoring the potential benefits of GE

Posted on 4/10/2018
Federated Farmers is supportive of the discussion paper released today by the Royal Society Te Aparangi which aims to continue our national conversation about the use of gene editing in primary industry.

Dairy Apprenticeship Programme Celebrates First Birthday

Posted on 2/10/2018
Federated Farmers is wishing happy birthday today to the Federated Farmers Apprenticeship Dairy Programme on its first anniversary.

Rogue cattle and local officials create biosecurity risk

Posted on 28/09/2018
Can we all please get on the same page about winning this war against Mycoplasma bovis?


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 19

Posted on 19/10/2018
Inflation increased to 1.9% in the September 2018 year, according to Statistics NZ’s quarterly Consumer Price Index

Economic Week - October 12

Posted on 12/10/2018
Fonterra this week cut its 2018/19 forecast milk price to a range of $6.25 to $6.50 per kg milk solids, down from its previous forecast of $6.75…


Brian Richards - Farming with Confidence

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