Category General News

General News

September 2021 Policy Council

The VFF Policy Council met on Wednesday 1 September 2021. Council discussed issues including climate change, land access, pest plants and animals, food relief donations and good neighbour principles between farm land and crown land managers. Click here to view the communique.

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‘Farmy Army’ callout

We are calling on all willing farmers and their communities to register their need for assistance or to donate their time, produce or resources. The initiative has been dubbed the ‘Farmy Army’ and is part of a long-term plan to help…

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Authorised Worker Permits

From 11:59pm Monday 23 August workforce permits will be required for authorised workers when they leave home for work in response to the latest COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria. Farmers and farm workers will require an authorised worker permit to travel…

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New guide launched on smart energy management

The National Farmers Federation and Energy Efficiency Council have launched a new guide for farms that are looking to slash their energy costs through smart energy management. The new ‘sector spotlight’ on farms is the latest in the EEC’s Navigating a…

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Be counted in the Agriculture Census

The VFF is encouraging all Victorian farmers to take part in the 2020-21 Agricultural Census. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is asking farmers about their agricultural production, land and water use in 2020-21. The participation of farmers is crucial…

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Dairy Study Tour

Applications for the 2021 Gardiner Dairy Foundation – United Dairyfarmers of Victoria Study Tour of Victoria are now OPEN. The application deadline has been extended and will now close at 9am Monday the 17th of May 2021.
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