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

  • Farmer input needed to get code right  

    The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria is encouraging all dairy farmers to have input on what a mandatory code of conduct could mean for them and their industry.
  • Final round Farmers’ Fund grants allocated  

    The Victorian Farmers Federation has today announced the allocation of more than $440,000 in grants for dairy farmer-led projects as part of the final round of the Farmers’ Fund partnership.
  • Farmers to question candidates at VFF election forums  

    Farmers and community members in key rural and regional electorates will have the opportunity to question local candidates on how they plan to deliver for agriculture during three VFF candidate forums to be held this week.
  • Expanded drought relief welcome  

    The Victorian Farmers Federation has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement today of $25 million in expanded relief arrangements for farmers dealing with drought in parts of the state.
  • Farmers urge caution on grain imports  

    The VFF Grains Group is urging extreme caution and vigilance be applied to ensure biosecurity integrity is upheld by border authorities and anybody considering importing grains into Australia from other countries.
  • Farmers welcome PM’s commitment to agricultural visa  

    The Victorian Farmers Federation has welcomed the Prime Minister’s affirmation of his government’s commitment to a dedicated visa to help address the significant workforce issues facing the state’s farmers.
  • VFF leadership change – new opportunity  

    The Victorian Farmers Federation today announced a change to its Board, following the election of Mr Brett Hosking as Chairman of GrainGrowers Limited at its Annual General Meeting in Dubbo.
  • Enough is enough: Farmers demand a moratorium  

    The Victorian Farmers Federation is demanding a moratorium on future rates increases until the State Government, election candidates and councils commit to demolishing and rebuilding Victoria’s broken rating system to ensure a better deal for farme
  • VFF Livestock backs 1.5% wool levy  

    The Victorian Farmers Federation is backing the position of the national industry body WoolProducers Australia in advocating for a 1.5% wool levy in this year’s WoolPoll.

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