This has been a promising week for farmers.
Federated Farmers says it started with an excellent agriculture policy from ACT announced on Monday, followed by
Labour’s positive farm plan policy announced by the Prime Minister and Agricultural Minister yesterday and finishing
today with a well-researched and well thought out National Party Agriculture and Horticulture policies today.
National’s policy outlines a situation where the border is effectively closed, and New Zealand has lost almost a quarter
of foreign earnings in the form of tourism and international education, leaving primary industries keeping the economy
Federated Farmers National President Andrew Hoggard says all these policies are the shot in the arm that our primary
"The National Party’s policies understand the importance of, and place value on, New Zealand’s agricultural sector in
the role of our ‘whole country’ recovery for ‘all Kiwis’.
"It is pleasing to see that nine of this government’s new water regulations will also be reviewed, or repealed, under
"This simply must happen, as written they are not fit for purpose, and will simply crush any chance of economic recovery
These policies also would give farmers confidence to carry on the journey of continuous on-farm improvement.
"We are looking forward to other parties reinforcing agriculture’s proud position and ongoing role in our economic
recovery", Andrew says.