Federated Farmers President Andrew Hoggard quits, to stand for ACT at election

The ACT Party caucus.
The ACT Party caucus. Photo credit: Getty Images.

Federated Farmers' Andrew Hoggard has quit the organisation so he can stand for ACT at the election.

Hoggard confirmed to Newshub he stood down as Federated Farmers' President on Monday and an announcement about his political future would be made at 12pm.

The Manawatū dairy farmer said the move had happened "over the last week".

ACT leader David Seymour told Newshub he couldn't confirm whether Hoggard had been selected.

"All will be revealed in good time."

Hoggard has been the president of Federated Farmers since June 2020 and has been outspoken on a number of moves the Government has made over agricultural emissions.