Wednesday, 07 February 2024 10:25

Farmer friendly Govt

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: Federated Farmers posted a photo on X (formerly Twitter) last week of a meeting between its board members and the new ministerial team at the Ministry for Primary Industries.

The photo includes a smiling Associate Ag Minister and former Feds president Andrew Hoggard and Ag Minister Todd McClay.

The post says, “Great discussion with Government today about how we can get farmers out of the office and back in the paddock. This is your Federated Farmers membership at work.”

With a ‘farmer-friendly’ government in place, Feds sub payers will be keen to see their leaders’ plans.

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