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Federated Farmers supports storm recovery


1 August 2008

Federated Farmers supports storm recovery

Federated Farmers supports the efforts of the rural community including Fonterra, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, power companies and local authorities in trying to ensuring that Horowhenua and Manawatu farmers can get back to normal.

Federated Farmers provincial president for Manawatu-Rangitikei, Gordon McKellar says it is a busy time on dairy farms with calving and with sheep farmers preparing for lambing.

"All farmers care about their stock and it is great that everyone is pulling together to look after them. The rural community is known for pulling together and looking after each other in times of need," he said.

He says it is important for farmers to share generators were possible. He also reminds farmers to be aware of hazards such as falling trees and power lines.

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