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Many farmers still stuck on connectivity slow lane

Around 68% of respondents to the Feds connectivity survey have download speeds of 20Mbps or less, and nearly 24% are enduring download speeds of just 0-5Mbps.

Smart shift on border exceptions, but shearers still missing

Feds' advocacy on the need for specialised agricultural staff to be allowed to cross our borders has finally borne fruit...

Dairy sector calls for action on rural mental health

To mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week in New Zealand, the dairy sector is calling for rural mental health to be a priority...

Rural road users heading for potholes - Feds

Rural road users are in for a continued bumpy ride. The governments GPS transport is under-cooked on local road improvements....

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Essential Freshwater: Action for healthy waterways

Essential Freshwater: Action for healthy waterways – A discussion document on national direction for our essential freshwater.

Riparian Fencing and Waterways Funding Initiative – Applications Open

Up to $100 million has been allocated from the Provincial Growth Fund to provide significant levels of funding (80-100%) for fencing of waterways and associated works such as culverts, causeways, riparian planting and stock water reticulation (but no

Federated Farmers - Rabobank remuneration survey shows good growth in farmer pay

Strong growth in pay packages in the last two years is another reason for New Zealanders to consider a career in agriculture, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says...