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Comprehensive Interim Tax Report a useful step

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The Tax Working Groups (TWG) Interim Report provides a useful resource for how New Zealands tax system could be improved says Federated Farmers vice president Andrew Hoggard. Read more »

Waimea Dam Bill widely supported at first reading

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Support has been welcomed from National, Labour, NZ First and Act parties for the introduction of the Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation Scheme) Bill that saw 112 votes in support to eight opposed and its referral to the Governance … Read more »

Huge reduction in nitrogen leaching when Miscanthus is used

Press Release – Miscanthus NZ

One of the negative effects that pastoral agriculture can have on the environment occurs through the leaching of nitrogen into groundwater. Most members of the public do not understand how or why this is important but those that do are justifiably … Read more »

Gisborne TeenAg member wins major award at Future Sheep NZ

Press Release – Young Farmers

A Gisborne student has won a major accolade at an event design to educate young people about the sheep industry. Read more »

Community asked for feedback on Waimakariri water

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee is seeking community feedback on draft recommendations for addressing challenges for freshwater management in the zone. Read more »

Delivering safety and fairness to farmers

Press Release – KiwiRail

KiwiRail has launched a new policy that will deliver safe outcomes and be fair to farmers and others with private crossings Group General Manager Investment, Planning and Risk David Gordon says. Read more »

Feds on board with railway crossing changes

Press Release – Federated Farmers

KiwiRail has a new policy coming down the track on private rail crossings and Federated Farmers is on board with it. Read more »

Qualifying rounds begin for FMG Young Farmer of the Year

Press Release – New Zealand Young Farmers

The first qualifying rounds for the next FMG Young Farmer of the Year kick off next month. Read more »

NZ sheep & beef farm profits forecast to slip

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 14 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand sheep and beef farm profits are expected to decline in the coming year as higher spending outweighs a lift in revenue from the products they sell. Read more »

Endeavour Fund projects are an investment in our future

Press Release – Federated Farmers

As an organisation that consistently calls for science and ground-truthed research to underpin policy and regulations, Federated Farmers has no problem with the government investing $249 million in the 2018 round of the Endeavour Fund. Read more »

On Farm Security a Constant Battle

Press Release – Federated Farmers

A major fuel theft in North Otago this week drives home the point that it is impossible to rest as a farmer when it comes to on-farm security, says Federated Farmers Rural Security spokesperson Miles Anderson. Read more »

Testing native plants to improve lake quality

Press Release – Institute of Environmental Science And Research

A new field trial is underway in Wairarapa using native plants to clean up farm runoff going into Lake Wairarapa. Read more »

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