News

Media Releases

Wairarapa water security funding 'outstanding news'

Posted on 15/01/2020
Funding from the government for the next phase of a Wairarapa water storage project is also a welcome signal of intent for the rest of the country.

Simplistic climate change lessons counterproductive

Posted on 14/01/2020
Some of the material in a new classroom resource on climate change is misleading, unless the nuances of the topic are fully explored, Federated Farmers says.

Mycoplasma bovis tax hit unfair

Posted on 14/01/2020
Cattle farmers under the National Standard Cost scheme and impacted by the M bovis response should not be penalised by the tax regime, Feds says.

Council funding recommendations deserve action

Posted on 12/12/2019
Productivity Commission's report doesn't go far enough but it's important the recommendations that have been made get early traction.

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 - January 17

Posted on 17/01/2020
Food prices increased 2.4% for the year ended December 2019, and as at December 2019 the Global Dairy Trade Price Index was up 14.9% compared to December 2018.

Economic Week - January 10

Posted on 10/01/2020
Commodity prices fell 2.8% in December, but they were still 9.4% higher than in December 2018.

Speeches

Brian Richards - Farming with Confidence

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