Media Releases

  • MPs must be held accountable for statements in Parliament 

    In Parliament Minister Pulford has misrepresented the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) during debate on the Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017. On multiple occasions, both Minister Hutchins and Minister Pulford have quoted VFF statements from 2015.
  • Don't leave Victoria out of the Basin Plan deal 

    The Victorian Farmers Federation is urging the Federal Government not to sell Victorian irrigators down the river at the Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council meeting on Friday June 8.
  • UDV calls for consensus on simple structures 

    DAIRY FARMERS sick of trying to make sense of complex payment structures imposed by milk processors are being invited to support a new plan spearheaded by Victoria’s peak farmer group.
  • Farmers’ Fund closing May 31 

    THE SIXTH ROUND of Farmers’ Fund applications will close May 31, and will deliver grants of up to $10,000 to dairy farmers.
  • Emergency fodder scheme to close on May 15 

    The Victorian Government has extended its support to fire-affected farmers in south west Victoria, extending the fodder drive and coordination effort with the Victorian Farmers Federation.
  • The livestock value chain must continually improve 

    VICTORIA’S PEAK LIVESTOCK BODY is disappointed by the damning progress update released by the ACCC today as it reports on the attempts to improve the transparency and efficiency of the Australian Cattle value chain.
  • Processors warned to step up on dairy code 

    VICTORIAN dairy farmers are demanding processors take their share of responsibility for issues plaguing the dairy industry before the federal Government intervenes following the release of the competition watchdog’s final report into the sector.
  • Decades of funding drought for regional roads ended Budget 2018 

    THE VICTORIAN FARMERS FEDERATION acknowledges that the $940 million announced in the Victorian State budget ends the road funding drought, but fails to deliver the transformational funding needed for safe and fit-for-purpose roads for all Victorians.

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