Federated Farmers

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Federated Farmers of New Zealand Incorporated is an organisation in New Zealand which lobbies on behalf of its member farmers.

It has a network of 24 provinces and seven industry groups. Federated Farmers provides a locally based, democratic organisation that lobbies on farming issues both nationally and within each province. Membership to the organisation is voluntary and currently has over 26,000 members.

History[edit]

Federated Farmers became the New Zealand Farmers Union in 1902.

Conor English became CEO of the organisation in July 2008

Recent presidents:

  • Charlie Pedersen
  • Don Nicholson (resigned in June 2011 to stand for the ACT party in the general election)
  • Bruce Wills (2011–present)

2008 general election manifesto[edit]

Federated Farmers released a manifesto before the 2008 New Zealand general election. They state that the three major themes of the manifesto are: farming as an economic backbone for New Zealand, sustainability, and farming for generations.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federated Farmers Manifesto - Election 2008

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