Tuesday, 18 December 2018 07:55

Pāmu criticised for playing politics

State farmer Landcorp has raised the ire of opposition politicians and Federated Farmers over its increasingly overt political behaviour.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:45

Farmers’ financial pressure highest since 2015

Farmers’ bank satisfaction is at its lowest and their financial pressure at its highest since 2015, reveals the Federated Farmers November Banking Survey.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 10:12

Farmers under the microscope

Farming has been under the microscope this month with three heavyweight Government reports — on water quality, climate change and Mycoplasma bovis — all appearing in just three days.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 07:55

Reports present more challenges

Dairy farming is in the spotlight following three heavyweight Government announcements. 

Published in General News
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 08:55

Capital gains tax on the cards

Federated Farmers vice president Andrew Hoggard says someone who has recently bought a farm and may be highly leveraged could be hit by the introduction of a capital gains tax pushing down land values.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 08:55

Emissions report: keep it simple, say farmers

Give us a “simple one-on-one” guide to the issue of climate change, says Federated Farmers vice-president and climate change spokesman Andrew Hoggard.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 09:55

Time for strugglers to sell?

Heavily indebted farmers may be under pressure from their banks to sell up on the rising farm market to get out of their debt.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 09:55

NAIT’s a ‘pain in the arse’

Federated Farmers vice president Andrew Hoggard says the NAIT system has worried him for a long time and he doubts whether it would cope with an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD)

Published in General News
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 09:51

Farmers feeling the pressure — survey

More farmers are feeling under financial pressure, and satisfaction with their banks has slipped, the May 2018 Federated Farmers’ Banking Survey shows.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 08:55

Emissions trading scheme threat looms

All farmers should feel threatened by the possibility that agriculture will come under the emissions trading scheme (ETS), says Federated Farmers climate change spokesman Andrew Hoggard.

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