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  • UDV looking for certainty on MG deal 

    Victoria’s leading voice for dairy farmers acknowledges the concerns raised by the ACCC in their preliminary assessment of the Saputo – Murray Goulburn acquisition.
  • The VFF meets the Mallee 

    VICTORIA’S PEAK FARMER BODY is holding the first Farmers’ Forum of 2018 in Ouyen, giving farmers in the Mallee region the opportunity to have their say on issues impacting them.
  • Don't game the river system for votes 

    The Federal Greens’ move to block a crucial component of the Basin Plan from passing through Parliament is a blow to the environment as well as farmers.
  • VFF appoints new CEO 

    The Victorian Farmers Federation today announced the appointment of their new Chief Executive Officer, Mr Stephen Sheridan.
  • UDV welcomes investment in VIC dairy sector 

    While the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria welcome investment in the industry, and regard Fonterra's investment as a positive sign about the health of the sector, it will take more than this announcement to rebuild trust.
  • Indian trade talks need a pulse 

    The new minister for Agriculture David Littleproud announced today that India has agreed to provide forward notice of any future tariffs imposed.
  • Farmers condemn unnecessary animal welfare regulation 

    VICTORIA’s peak farmer group has slammed aspects of the Andrews Labor Government’s Animal Welfare Action Plan including proposed recognition of animal sentience and the formation of the new Animal Welfare Victoria.
  • Blackouts leave farmers in the dark 

    Powerful storms buffeted the state on Tuesday evening, leaving a trail of darkness behind them. Dairy farmers in northern Victoria were left without power for more than 24 hours, with cows suffering from two missed milkings in a row, while power was
  • VFF celebrates $30m investment 

    Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced a new $30 million Agriculture Energy Investment Plan, which will provide farmers with on farm energy assessments and grants, as well as demonstrations, research, and skills and education works.
  • New USO is a win for rural Australia 

    The Federal Government took a step towards closing the digital divide between rural Australians and their metropolitan counterparts today, announcing it will work towards a new Universal Service Guarantee.