Media Releases

  • Victorian agriculture and agribusinesses to remain open | 23/03/2020  

    The VFF welcomes the Victorian Government's confirmation that stage one restrictions do not apply to Victorian agriculture and agribusiness, and the continued support for the sector from Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes.




  • “Calm your farm people” says the VFF | 20/03/2020  

    The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) leadership and representatives in horticulture, livestock, dairy, grains, chicken, egg and pork industries want to reassure Victorians that we will not run out of food.






  • Southern Basin cannot wear the pain of the Basin Plan | 22/02/2020  

    The VFF is shocked and alarmed that Mick Keelty, Interim Inspector General Murray-Darling has failed to react to the recent decisions of the Queensland and New South Wales Government to allow recent flood waters in the Northern basin to be diverted




  • VFF showcasing the future in broadacre cropping | 13/02/2020  

    The VFF Grains Group’s Annual Conference is this year being held at the Rich River Golf Club in Moama on 23rd and 24th February. The conference theme for 2020 is Future Innovation in Broadacre Cropping.




  • Inquiry into animal activism presents a mixed bag | 6/02/2020  

    The VFF has mixed views on the 15 recommendations included in the Inquiry into the impact of animal rights activism on Victorian agriculture final report tabled by the Economy and Infrastructure Committee in the Legislative Council on Wednesday






  • VFF welcomes review into Broken System | 20/12/2019  

    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.




  • Webster out of touch with horticulturalists | 18/12/2019  

    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 | 16/12/2019  

    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 | 13/12/2019  

    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 | 13/12/2019  

    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 | 11/12/2019  

    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.