Media Releases

Rise in alert levels a reminder for farmers to be prepared

Posted on 16/02/2021
The double threat of protracted Covid-19 alert level restrictions and lack of sustained rainfall should be cause for farmers to review their level of supplies, Federated Farmers Dairy Chairperson Wayne Langford says...

Rebuild the RMA but give community time to contribute, Feds says

Posted on 10/02/2021
Federated Farmers has long believed Resource Management Act reform is overdue but is concerned by the speed and scale of the rebuilding proposed today...

Feds survey shows farmer confidence has bounced back

Posted on 3/02/2021
Farmer confidence has bounced back to where it was pre-Covid19 but attracting and retaining staff remains a headache, the latest Federated Farmers Farm Confidence Survey shows...

We need to science our way out of this

Posted on 1/02/2021
It’s time for the New Zealand public to get ready for a discussion about how science can lead us out of our climate change crisis, Federated Farmers says...


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%).


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.