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ORC Flights To Check Land-use Practices Begin Next Week

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

Beginning next week, the Otago Regional Council (ORC) will undertake its annual flights over the region to monitor for sediment disturbance and discharges to water from farming, forestry and other land-use activities. ORC currently has rules in … Read more »

Feds Applauds Labour’s Pledge To Protect Productive Farmland

Press Release – Federated Farmers

A commitment from Labour to protect productive farmland from blanket afforestation if re-elected is a step in the right direction, Federated Farmers Meat & Wool Chairperson William Beetham says. “Were really pleased there is now … Read more »

Mediation Organisations Welcome Farm Debt Mediation Act

Press Release – Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of NZ

Mediation Organisations Welcome Farm Debt Mediation Act The Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) and Resolution Institute are delighted to see the commencement of the Farm Debt Mediation Act. The Act creates the ability for farmers … Read more »

Fast Track Bill For Infrastructure Approved But Water Strategy Urgently Needed

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ is pleased to see that the Governments bill for a short-term consenting process to fast-track projects passed in the House last night. For far too long we have seen valuable projects fall over because of the long and laborious RMA process, … Read more »

Labour moves to protect productive farmland

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour MPs say they will require any conversion of highly productive farmland into forestry to have a resource consent to ensure rural communities are well supported during our economic recovery. Read more »

Rural NZ Deserve A Share Of The Infrastructure Spend – Feds

Press Release – Federated Farmers

As it divvies up the $3 billion shovel ready infrastructure spending pie, the government should reserve a few slices for the rural areas that drive our export earnings, Federated Farmers says. “Its understandable that the first 12 predominantly … Read more »

Farm Debt Mediation A Useful Backstop – Federated Farmers

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The Farm Debt Mediation laws that take effect today [July 1] govern a scheme that farmers would hope never to have to use, but its a very useful backstop if a farms finances do go pear-shaped. “We strongly supported this legislation as it was … Read more »

Overwhelming Support For Continuing Seed Levy

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Growers have overwhelmingly supported the continuation of the Non-Proprietary and Uncertified Herbage Seeds Levy order for another six years. “In fact, from 82 percent in favour at the last levy vote in 2014, support shown during the vote last … Read more »

New State-of-the-art Genomic Analysis Technology Puts Dairy Farmers In Stronger Stead For Spring

Press Release – LIC

Agriculture Minister Damien OConnor today visited LIC to view its herd testing facilities and new multi-million genomic analysis technology which will ultimately put the dairy industry in a stronger position as it prepares for its role in New … Read more »

McKee: Tahr Cull Will Undermine Rural Communities And Tourism Businesses

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The Department of Conservations new Tahr cull plan will undermine rural communities and tourism businesses, says ACTs Firearms and Outdoors Spokesperson Nicole McKee. Whats even worse is that the Conservation Minister is undermining the … Read more »

Profits Almost Double For Māori Farming Businesses

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Profits for Mori authority farming businesses reached $97 million in 2018, almost double 2017 figures, Stats NZ said today. The role of Mori authorities and their subsidiaries is to receive, manage, and/or administer assets held in common ownership … Read more »

New Federated Farmers Board Mixes Experience With New Blood

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Chief Executive Terry Copeland is confident the newly-elected national board encompasses the depth of experience and expertise needed to maintain the organisations role as an effective voice for all farmers. “Feds has been … Read more »

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