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VFF responds to bushfires to help impacted farmers
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is coordinating fodder relief for farmers affected by bushfires in Gippsland and the Upper Murray.
VFF welcomes review into Broken System
The VFF has welcomed the Victorian Government’s decision to qualify stock and domestic water on the Broken System and initiate a review into its future management.
VFF welcomes Basin Plan action
The VFF has welcomed decisions made at the Ministerial Council meeting in Brisbane yesterday.
Webster out of touch with horticulturalists
VFF Vice President Emma Germano has described Member for Mallee, Dr Anne Webster’s comments surrounding the Regional Agricultural Migration Program (RAMP) as out of touch.
Farm machinery improvement grant applications open
Drought affected farmers and contractors in the Millewa district will be able to upgrade or repair machinery or equipment thanks to new funding announced today by the Victorian Government.
UDV welcomes finalisation of the dairy Code
The UDV today welcomes the finalisation of the dairy Mandatory Code of Conduct with a range of measures introduced to improve transparency and set minimum standards of conduct in milk supply agreements.
Time for action on Basin Plan
The VFF is calling on the Commonwealth Government to finally acknowledge the problems with the Murray Darling Basin Plan and work with the states for solutions at the upcoming Ministerial Council meeting on 17 December.
VFF welcomes biosecurity funding
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has welcomed the additional $66.6 million to further assist in the protection of the Australian pork industry from threat of African Swine Fever.
Leadership, consistency and certainty needed to fix the Basin Plan
The VFF is opposing moves that would see the Murray Darling Basin Interim Inspector General provided with expanded powers to examine water sharing arrangements between the States.
Our plan to fix the Murray Darling Basin
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has launched its 10 point plan to help restore the balance between irrigated agriculture and the environment in the Murray Darling Basin.
VFF urges industry to complete telehandler survey
The VFF Grains Group is urging farmers to complete a survey on telehandlers use in agriculture.
VFF welcomes new Inter-Valley Trade rules
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement that tagged water accounts will be subject to the Inter-Valley Trade (IVT) rules from 12 December.
VFF welcomes rate relief decision
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) welcomes the decision by the State Government and the municipalities of Wellington, East Gippsland and Mildura to support drought stricken farming businesses.
Disappointment over workplace manslaughter legislation
The Victorian Farmers Federation is disappointed with the passing of the State Government’s workplace manslaughter legislation without amendment last night.
Time for Transparency on Inter Valley Water Trades
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is calling on the Victorian Government to announce the closing date for tagged water trades from the Goulburn to the Murray system.
Victoria’s peak farmer body turns 40 tomorrow!
Tomorrow, on National Ag Day, the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) will celebrate its 40th Birthday with members and key stakeholders from industry, government and media at the Melbourne Museum.
Aussie Farms charity status rightly revoked
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) and United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) are pleased to hear that the extreme animal activism group Aussie Farms have had their charity status revoked by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commissio
Urgent action needed on port infrastructure charges
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) Grains Group is calling on the Victorian Government to address skyrocketing port infrastructure charges at the Port of Melbourne by extending the Essential Services Commission’s current oversight of port rents
Farmers call for stop to rural rates inequity
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) today called for a total overhaul of council rates and the way local government is funded at a public hearing in Melbourne.
VFF calls for Ag Visa to legalise workers
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) Vice President Emma Germano has highlighted the extent of the labour challenges in the horticultural industry on the Channel 10 program The Project this evening.