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  • Ararat farmers score rates win 

    FARMERS in Ararat have scored a majority victory in their battle over council rates, with Local Government Minister Natalie Hutchins today knocking down the Council’s plan to slug farmers with a 45 per cent rate hike.
  • Uncovering the voice for rural women 

    RURAL women will come together to help raise funds for Ovarian Cancer research at the fifth annual Rural Women Uncovered event on Thursday September 14 at Creswick.
  • Farmers have trust issues over Labor tax plan 

    A new plan to overhaul the federal tax system, flagged this week by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, could risk hitting primary producers who use family trusts to manage their incomes during leaner years.
  • CEO Graeme Ford to leave the VFF 

    THE Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has announced that CEO Graeme Ford will be stepping down from his role effective Monday July 24 after more than two decades’ service.
  • VFF calls on young talent to lead youth ag network 

    THE Young Agribusiness Professionals, the youth group of the Victorian Farmers Federation, is calling on dedicated young people working in agriculture to help shape the group’s policy direction for the next year.
  • Chicken growers to save costs with Heyfield deal 

    THE Victorian Farmers Federation has welcomed a deal brokered between the Victorian Government and Australian Sustainable Hardwoods which would see the Government purchase the Heyfield Timber Mill.
  • Ararat farmers play waiting game for rates decision 

    ARARAT farmers have won a last minute reprieve in their battle against a Council plan to force a 45 per cent rate hike after local councillors tonight voted to defer a decision on whether to scrap the differential rating strategy.