Media Releases

Media Contact

Heather Smillie
T: (03) 9207 5563 | M: 0400 874 589 | hsmillie@vff.org.au

  • Labour survey for horticulture growers continues | 5/03/2019  

    The VFF Horticulture Group will be visiting the Sunraysia irrigation district again next week to survey more growers on labour challenges in Victoria’s horticulture industry.
  • Emma Germano elected Vice President | 26/02/2019  

    The VFF is pleased to announce that Ms Emma Germano has been elected today as the organisation’s Vice President, following the Annual General Meeting held in Melbourne.
  • UDV welcomes move away from $1 milk | 18/02/2019  

    The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) has today welcomed a decision by major retailer, Woolworths, to move away from $1 litre milk from tomorrow.
  • VFF shocked at reactionary Federal Labor | 14/02/2019  

    The VFF is today calling for all parliamentarians to vote against a proposed private members bill, to be introduced by Labor, to remove the 1500 GL cap on purchasing water to fulfil the obligations of the Murry-Darling Basin Plan.
  • Mandatory Code consultation expanded in Victoria | 15/01/2019  

    The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has today announced three forums in Victoria for round two of the Mandatory Code of Conduct consultation process, following strong advocacy by Victorian dairy farmers.
  • Promises made, time to Deliver for Agriculture | 19/12/2018  

    The Victorian Farmers Federation congratulates the Andrews Government on its re-election, particularly newly appointed Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries who will sit in Parliament for the first time today.
  • Basis Plan Progress but more to do | 14/12/2018  

    Common sense has prevailed today at the MDMC with all State and Commonwealth Water Ministers agreeing to socio-economic criteria that properly determines whether water recovery projects have a neutral or positive affect on regional communities.
  • Risks to water delivery growing | 12/12/2018  

    The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) calls on the Murray-Darling Ministerial Council to urgently undertake a review of water deliveries to ensure irrigators will not be restricted during critical peak summer demand.
  • New President, new era | 7/12/2018  

    The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) elected a new President and Vice President at its Policy Council meeting on Wednesday 5 December in Melbourne with Paul Mumford taking the reigns as President and John Keely as Vice President.

For media inquiries, please contact Heather Smillie on 0400 874 589 or (03) 9207 5524