The arable farming industry contributes extensively to the New Zealand economy. Many Federated Farmers provinces have an Arable chairperson who leads a local group of growers. These groups tend to deal with local issues such as stubble burning regulations, RMA compliance and local product contracts. They also feed information back into the national network.

Whats been happening

Crop Residue Burning Help Factsheet

Posted on 20/02/2019
Federated Farmers and Fire and Emergency New Zealand have developed a step by step guide to explain the application process...

SGRR GIA Information

Posted on 18/10/2018
A Government Industry Agreement for the Cropping Industry

Oil and Gas Exploration activities on Private Land

Posted on 29/09/2017
Oil & gas: exploration activities on private land - minimum impact activity

Domestic Feeds, Information, and Traceability

Posted on 26/09/2017
All farmers are required to complete a domestic feed declaration form if they are selling locally grown crops into the dairy industry

Red Clover Moth

Posted on 26/09/2017
The red clover Case Bearer moth has recently been found in Auckland and Canterbury - for more information see this factsheet

Arable Contacts