Media Releases

  • 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.
  • Our plan to fix the Murray Darling Basin | 3/12/2019  

    The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has launched its 10 point plan to help restore the balance between irrigated agriculture and the environment in the Murray Darling Basin.
  • VFF welcomes new Inter-Valley Trade rules | 29/11/2019  

    The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement that tagged water accounts will be subject to the Inter-Valley Trade (IVT) rules from 12 December.
  • VFF welcomes rate relief decision | 29/11/2019  

    The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) welcomes the decision by the State Government and the municipalities of Wellington, East Gippsland and Mildura to support drought stricken farming businesses.
  • Victoria’s peak farmer body turns 40 tomorrow! | 20/11/2019  

    Tomorrow, on National Ag Day, the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) will celebrate its 40th Birthday with members and key stakeholders from industry, government and media at the Melbourne Museum.
  • Aussie Farms charity status rightly revoked | 19/11/2019  

    The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) and United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) are pleased to hear that the extreme animal activism group Aussie Farms have had their charity status revoked by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commissio
  • Urgent action needed on port infrastructure charges | 18/11/2019  

    The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) Grains Group is calling on the Victorian Government to address skyrocketing port infrastructure charges at the Port of Melbourne by extending the Essential Services Commission’s current oversight of port rents
  • Farmers call for stop to rural rates inequity | 14/11/2019  

    The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) today called for a total overhaul of council rates and the way local government is funded at a public hearing in Melbourne.
  • VFF calls for Ag Visa to legalise workers | 7/11/2019  

    The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) Vice President Emma Germano has highlighted the extent of the labour challenges in the horticultural industry on the Channel 10 program The Project this evening.