Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:55

Feds question local government’s role

Federated Farmers previous president, William Rolleston, was very supportive of GE and there was a perception that Feds was leading the charge in support of the science — but this could now cost them.

Published in General News
Thursday, 07 September 2017 14:55

Science can help bridge rural/urban gap

Farming leader Dr William Rolleston is calling farmers to take charge of the scientific narrative going into the election with the urban-rural divide “as big as it has ever been”.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 11:55

Semen unlikely source of disease

The Ministry for Primary Industries is still assessing the likely means of entry of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, following its discovery on two dairy farms in the Morven area near Oamaru.

Published in General News

New Zealand, as we all know, is blessed with abundant water and we have it to ourselves.  

Published in Opinion

New Zealand, as we all know, is blessed with abundant water and we have it to ourselves.

Published in Opinion

The retiring Federated Farmers president, Dr William Rolleston, is warning farmers that they will soon be “chasing the tail” of synthetic food producers because of their products’ lesser environmental footprint.

Published in General News
Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston spoke on global trade and its impact on farmers at the Feds’ national council last month. Here are excerpts from his speech.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 14:55

First woman head for Feds?

There is widespread speculation about a contest for the presidency of Federated Farmers at its annual meeting in June.

Published in General News
Monday, 13 March 2017 15:40

Farmer confidence up — survey

Farmers’ confidence in the economy and their own businesses improved in Federated Farmers mid-season Farm Confidence Survey, released today.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 08:55

Federated Farmers in the red?

Speculation about the state of Federated Farmers’ financial position has some sources claiming it is facing a deficit of up to $700,000 this year.

Published in General News
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