agriculture

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Farmers say no to Glenelg Shire rate grab

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is opposing Glenelg Shire Council’s plan to reduce its primary producer rebate resulting in local farmers paying thousands of dollars more in rates.  VFF President Emma Germano warned the plan would see local farmers being…

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VFF warns councils against farm rates shock

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is encouraging rural and regional local government councils to avoid inequitable rate increases for farmers in the face of record farmland sales across the state.  VFF President Emma Germano said farmers are increasingly becoming concerned…

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Rating system change a win for farmers

 The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has welcomed a proposed change to the way farmland is valued for the purposes of local government rates following the release of the Victorian Government’s response to its Local Government Rating System Review.  VFF President…

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VFF backs ACCC report into unfair trading environment

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) welcomes the recommendations of the ACCC’s Perishable Agricultural Goods Inquiry Report and supports calls for new fair trading law to address harmful practices arising from bargaining power imbalance. VFF Chicken Meat Group President Vince Croston…

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Budget boosts agriculture to lead economic recovery

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) welcomes the focus on agriculture in this year’s Federal Budget and says the budget measures will better equip agriculture to help lead Australia’s economic recovery. VFF President David Jochinke said farmers were generally satisfied with…

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