News

Media Releases

Feds: live export ban 'surprising'

Posted on 14/04/2021
The government’s announcement this morning that live export of animals will be banned after a transition period of up to two years has come as a surprise to Federated Farmers, Feds animal welfare spokesperson Wayne Langford says...

Horizons decision on Plan Change 2 brings certainty for farmers

Posted on 13/04/2021
Federated Farmers and DairyNZ are pleased the Horizons Regional Council has adopted the recommendations of the Independent Hearing Panel for Proposed Plan Change 2...

Bills on tax creep and sound law-making deserve public debate - Feds

Posted on 9/04/2021
A government committed to fairness and responsible law-making should not allow two bills recently drawn from the Member’s Ballot to sink without debate, Federated Farmers says...

Federated Farmers sees MIQ opportunity for agriculture

Posted on 7/04/2021
Federated Farmers hopes that the Government will take the opportunity of newly available space in MIQ quarantine to bring much-needed workers for the primary industries into New Zealand...

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 22

Posted on 22/01/2021
This week’s rise in the Global Dairy Trade is the fifth in a row and the GDT has increased at eight of its last nine auctions stretching back to mid-September.

Economic Week - January 15

Posted on 15/01/2021
The ANZ World Commodity Price Index posted a 1.8% increase in the month of December, to finish a challenging year only just below December 2019’s level (down 0.4%).

Speeches

Katie Milne's address to the 2020 National AGM

Posted on 26/06/2020
I think we've made excellent progress on town and country coming to a better understanding of each other....

Brian Richards - Farming with Confidence

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