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VFF calls for best pain relief product awareness
The VFF is holding a free webinar for all livestock farmers to inform them of the options available for livestock pain relief and says producers need to consider the best fit for their operation to achieve the best results.
Murray Basin Rail Project an opportunity to boost rural jobs
The VFF says the MBRP is a critical opportunity to fill the rural job void created in Victoria as of result of the COVID-19 pandemic and is calling on the Victorian Government and the Commonwealth to deliver the project originally as promised.
VFF backs calls to support poultry growers
The VFF is backing calls to support contract poultry farmers who are under extreme price pressures from processors and the supermarkets.
Farm Employment Exchange Project helps link drought-affected farmers and employers with jobs
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is encouraging drought-impacted farmers and agricultural employers to connect with employment opportunities through the Farm Employment Exchange Pilot Project website before it closes on June 30 2020.
Time running out to claim Quad Bike Safety Rebate Scheme
There’s just over one week left for Victorian farmers to claim a $1,200 rebate for two quad bike OPDs or a safer alternative farm vehicle before the Quad Bike Safety Rebate Scheme closes on 30 June 2020.
Ministerial Council ducks big issues with Basin Plan
The VFF has expressed its disappointment that today’s Ministerial Council meeting failed to address major issues with the Murray Darling Basin Plan.
Pain relief for sheep mulesing mandatory from July 1st
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is encouraging all sheep farmers to aware of mandatory pain relief regulations for sheep mulesing which come into effect from 1 July 2020.
Closure of wild dog committee must not come at Victorian farmers’ expense
The VFF is concerned the decision by the Victorian Government to dissolve the Wild Dog Ministerial Advisory Committee and says its absence must not expose Victorian farmers to the threats posed by wild dogs.
Basin Plan must change to ensure dairy jobs
The UDV believes the Murray Darling Basin Plan must urgently change to ensure the dairy industry has some certainty and confidence to create the jobs needed to help Australia recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wage Theft Bill 2020 creates unfair burden on farming business
The Victorian Farmers Federation is dismayed at the passage of the Wage Theft Bill 2020.
Basin Plan needs change to support job creation
The VFF is calling for greater adaptability within the Murray Darling Basin Plan to ensure farmers can once again farm with confidence and certainty, creating jobs to help recover from the COVID-19 economic disaster.
Murray Basin Rail Project must be delivered as promised
The VFF is calling on both the Victorian and Federal Governments to deliver the vital Murray Basin Rail Project (MBRP) in full, as promised in 2015.
Quad Bike Safety Rebate Scheme saves lives
The VFF is encouraging Victorian farmers to claim a $1,200 rebate for two quad bike OPDs or a safer alternative farm vehicle before the Quad Bike Safety Rebate Scheme closes on 30 June 2020.
New National Road Train Network to increase Victorian freight efficiency
The VFF welcomes the new National Road Train notice which promises to improve cross-border road freight movements and reduce red-tape for growers in Victoria’s North West.
On the spot fines a positive first step towards protecting farmers
The VFF is pleased the Victorian Government has accepted a recommendation to introduce on the spot fines for animal activists who invade farms, but the proposed changes do not do enough to protect farmers.
Fill your esky in regional Victoria this Queen’s Birthday
This long weekend, Victorians will have their first opportunity in months to take a trip to regional Victoria and enjoy all the spoils that our amazing land and agriculture industry has to offer.
VFF secures wins with South West Victoria machinery access
The VFF welcomes the announcement from a number of South West Victorian Councils and Shires regarding the increased agricultural machinery and heavy vehicle access across the regions.
Councils put on notice over farm rates
Victorian farmers are putting local government on notice as councils prepare their draft budgets for 2020-21.
More time to apply for bushfire recovery fencing grants
The Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund (GERF) and Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) have extended the closing date for the bushfire recovery fencing grants program.
Hey Aussie Super Funds: let’s talk!
The VFF is calling on the Victorian and Australian Governments to develop an Agriculture Investment Strategy that will incentivise Australian superannuation funds to invest in our ‘bulletproof’ agriculture industry.