Black Grass still a threat

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers urges farmers to remain vigilant in checking for black-grass this season, as it still remains a possible threat to the Canterbury economy. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) response team found no sign of black-grass last season, … Read more »

Coasters nervous about a dry start to spring

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Nervous West Coast farmers are hoping meteorologists are right that a rainmaker is close at hand, with no more than 1 millilitre (mls) falling at Westport over the past 23 days. Read more »

Sharemilkers Enjoy Benefits of Farm Environment Competition

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment awards

Entering the Waikato Ballance Farm Environment Awards was a great way for Matamata sharemilkers Phil and Kim Dykzeul to find out how their operation stacked up in terms of environmental sustainability. Read more »

Important season for black-grass eradication

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

With the second season of black-grass operations about to begin, continued vigilance this spring and summer will be crucial to stop the noxious weed from establishing in Mid-Canterbury, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). Read more »

Dry spells take hold in South Island

Press Release – NIWA

Many areas in the South Island are tracking towards record dry spells as relatively warm, dry weather that began in mid-August continues. A dry spell is defined as a period of 15 days or more with less than 1mm of rain on any one day. Read more »

Important season for black-grass eradication

Press Release – Joint Press Release

With the second season of black-grass operations about to begin, continued vigilance this spring and summer will be crucial to stop the noxious weed from establishing in Mid-Canterbury, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). Read more »

New Zealand’s future as a primary superpower

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is asking whoever forms the next government for an additional $600 million investment into science research and innovation over the next three years. The request was made at the launch of the Federations 2014 General Election Manifesto. … Read more »

Being a primary superpower

Speech – Federated Farmers

Speech by Dr William Rolleston, Federated Farmers President, at the launch of Federated Farmers 2014 General Election Manifesto held at Lincoln University Thank you for being a part of the launch for Federated Farmers 2014 General Election Manifesto. … Read more »

NZIER report on Labour’s Capital Gains Tax policy

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The New Zealand Labour Party has issued a media release calling into question the efficacy of the report authored by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER). Read more »

David Parker letter to NZIER

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Please find attached the letter David Parker wrote to NZIER today, pointing out fundamental errors with the analysis in the report commissioned by Federated Farmers and shown on One News. Read more »

Freshwater Fund for Wetlands?

Press Release – NZ Landcare Trust

Federated Farmers have been working with DairyNZ to analyse the $100m freshwater fund policy, recently announced by the National Party. The outcome was very positive with both parties agreeing the fund could deliver improved water quality around New … Read more »

No bees, no food, no people

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Without the incredible honeybee, two-thirds of the food we take for granted would almost vanish, making life as we know it impossible. Read more »

Ballance Farm Environment Awards Show Farmers Care

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment awards

Bay of Plenty dairy farmer Trevor Hamilton entered the Ballance Farm Environment Awards because he had a point to prove. Read more »

Mike Moss’ Speech at Green Party Smart Farming Launch

Press Release – Green Party

Just over 30 years ago and shortly after converting the easier part of the farm to dairy we started fencing the main Waitetuna Stream. Read more »

National’s Freshwater Fund may spur on-farm wetlands

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Having worked with DairyNZ to analyse the $100m freshwater fund policy, recently announced by the National Party, Federated Farmers believes it could vastly improve water quality outcomes. The Fund to retire farmland would be perhaps better interpreted … Read more »

Speech: Norman – Smart Farming for Clean Rivers

Speech – Green Party

Smart Farming for Clean Rivers Speech Russel Norman Tn koutou Tn koutou Tn koutou katoa. Thanks very much first of all to Mike and Madeline Moss for hosting us here in the beautiful Waitetuna Valley. Mike and Madeline farm 130 milking … Read more »

Green Party launches Smart Farming for Clean Rivers policy

Press Release – Green Party

Green Party launches Smart Farming for Clean Rivers policy The Green Party today launched its Smart farming for Clean Rivers policy the final component of its election pledge to make all New Zealand rivers clean enough to swim in. The Partys … Read more »

GNS Science Report on Waimarino Plains Water Issues

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) is seeking feedback on an Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS Science) report that reviews the options for future water supply in the Waimarino. Read more »

Taratahi Signs MOU with China

Press Release – Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre

On September 4 Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre signed a memorandum of understanding with the China Rural Technology Development Centre (CRTD). Read more »

Farmers Have Plenty to Gain From Farm Environment Awards

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment awards

Tariki farmers Robin and Jacqueline Blackwell are glad they got the opportunity to enter the inaugural Taranaki Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Read more »

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