The failure of the Government’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan to address the issue of rural suicide is costing farmers their lives and the farming sector economically, says New Zealand First.
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With the benchmark GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) price for Whole Milk Powder crashing, New Zealand First is calling on Fonterra’s Board to temporarily suspend Fonterra’s participation on GDT.
Fonterra’s revised farmgate milk price forecast to $3.85 per kilogram of milksolids (kg/MS), ends a black week for Fonterra farmers and the New Zealand dairy industry, says New Zealand First.
Foreigners will be lining up to snap up New Zealand farms as highly indebted dairy farmers are forced off the land, says New Zealand First.
The Rt Hon Winston Peters says it is rank hypocrisy that the National Government is wrongly ordering New Zealand’s dairy industry to not export to the Russian Federation, even though New Zealand does not have sanctions against Russia.
New Zealand First Leader and former Treasurer, the Rt Hon Winston Peters, believes the New Zealand economy risks falling back into recession.
Blaming farmers for the price of milk is wrong when supermarkets are creaming profits, says New Zealand First Primary Industries Spokesperson Richard Prosser.
A rural tragedy is looming in New Zealand, and its tentacles will reach out everywhere, warns New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.
The massive number of sheep being exported to Mexico suggests that this is not a breeding programme, says New Zealand First.
With 169 farmer suicides since 2008 National should be putting money into getting more GPs into rural areas, says New Zealand First Spokesperson for Health Barbara Stewart.
New Zealand First says farmers need a fair go to try and fix financial problems in difficult times, especially when they have been given poor advice by their banks.