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  • Local roads spend a win for farmers 

    FARMERS in South Gippsland will receive nearly $800,000 in funding to improve local agricultural roads under a State Government scheme that was won by the Victorian Farmers Federation.
  • VFF urges consultation over planned visa changes 

    VICTORIA’S peak farmer group is paving the way for talks with the Federal Government on workforce reforms after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday announced plans to scrap the 457 visa stream for temporary skilled workers.
  • Livestock industry demands action on pre-sale weighing 

    THE livestock industry is outraged at the failure of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to deal with transparency at cattle sale yards in its review of the beef industry, says Victoria’s peak producer group.
  • Young guns to lead VFF Horticulture 

    THE Victorian horticulture industry just got a makeover with the election of Gippsland vegetable grower Emma Germano as President of the Victorian Farmers Federation Horticulture Group.
  • New North East Truck Curfew restriction a victory for VFF 

    THE Victorian Farmers Federation has scored a major win after lobbying successfully for the weight restriction stopping large trucks from travelling along key roads in Melbourne’s north east at night be raised to accommodate farmers taking their prod
  • Dairy farmers push State Gov on power solution 

    VICTORIAN dairy farmers are pushing the Andrews Government to come up with a solution to the State’s escalating energy crisis in a bid to keep the multi-billion dollar dairy industry sustainable.
  • Livestock producers cheer for transparency in sector 

    VICTORIAN cattle producers have welcomed recommendations to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour across the livestock supply chain in a landmark report released last week by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
  • Farmers say “Frack Off” to unconventional gas mining 

    VICTORIAN farmers are claiming a major victory as State Parliament last night passed the Andrews Government’s Resources Legislation Amendment (Fracking) Bill 2016, making Victoria the first Australian state to permanently ban fracking.
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