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  • Farmers fire up over differential rate debate 

    OUTRAGED farmers are calling for Ararat Rural City Council to immediately reinstate farm differential rates after city leaders last week controversially voted 4-3 to abolish differential rates.
  • Vic farmers blast Government over new plan to split CFA 

    FARMERS fear the Victorian Government risks gutting the Country Fire Authority to create a larger Metropolitan Fire Brigade under a radical new plan to solve the bitter industrial dispute engulfing the CFA and United Firefighters Union by splitting t
  • UDV urges political unity on Q fever 

    THE United Dairyfarmers of Victoria will push the Federal and State Governments to put politics aside and work together to immunise dairy farmers and their employees against Q fever.
  • UDV Conference to shed light on ACCC milk crisis findings 

    WEEKS after the ACCC announced it would launch legal action in the Federal Court over last year’s milk crisis, the competition watchdog’s Agriculture Commissioner Mick Keogh will take the stage at the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria annual conference
  • ACCC gives dairy farmers some closure on dairy crisis 

    THE United Dairyfarmers of Victoria today welcomed an announcement by the ACCC that it will launch legal proceedings in the Federal Court against former Murray Goulburn CEO Gary Helou and CFO Brad Hingle for their alleged roles in last year’s milk cr
  • VFF calls on rail industry to ‘get on with it’ 

    THE Victorian Farmers Federation Grains Group has called on the rail sector to immediately resolve the ongoing industrial dispute between rail operator Pacific National and the Rail Tram & Bus Union.
  • 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.