Media Releases

  • Our plan to fix the Murray Darling Basin | 3/12/2019  

    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 welcomes rate relief decision | 29/11/2019  

    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.
  • VFF welcomes new Inter-Valley Trade rules | 29/11/2019  

    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.
  • Victoria’s peak farmer body turns 40 tomorrow! | 20/11/2019  

    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 | 19/11/2019  

    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 | 18/11/2019  

    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 | 14/11/2019  

    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 | 7/11/2019  

    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.
  • Heavy-handed approach does nothing to protect farmers | 29/10/2019  

    The VFF is deeply concerned about the flawed Industrial Manslaughter legislation that has been introduced into Parliament today, which will have a disproportional and cruel impact on family farms and businesses.
  • Final rating review public forums held in Melbourne | 15/10/2019  

    Farmers are being encouraged to attend the last public hearings for the Local Government Rating System Review being held in Melbourne next week to make their voices heard on Victoria’s rating strategy.
  • Farmer groups cheesed off about GI protections | 25/09/2019  

    Farmers are being urged to fight back against the European Union’s demands for Australia to restrict the use of common cheese names in a proposed free trade agreement between Australia and the 28 EU countries.

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