News

Media Releases

Intervention groups plan early action on winter grazing issues

Posted on 3/06/2020
As the temperature gauge starts to drop, Federated Farmers and allied groups have an action plan in place to head off any issues with winter grazing...

Freshwater package responds to rural communities’ anxiety

Posted on 28/05/2020
High level policy decisions indicate the government has heeded some of the rural sector concerns about the government's Freshwater proposals

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

Posted on 26/05/2020
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...

Farmers feeling less pressure from banks, Feds survey finds

Posted on 26/05/2020
Farmers are feeling slightly more satisfied and less under pressure from their banks, the Federated Farmers May 2020 Banking Survey shows...

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 - June 5

Posted on 5/06/2020
The squeeze on dairy lending is the main reason for a $131 million drop in agricultural debt in the year to April 2020...

Economic Week - May 29

Posted on 29/05/2020
The results are out for Federated Farmers’ May 2020 Banking Survey, and they show farmers feeling slightly more satisfied and less under pressure from their banks...

Speeches

Brian Richards - Farming with Confidence

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