Farm Business

Victorian farmers welcome long-term committment

The Victorian Farmers Federation today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcements on drought funding and initiatives to underpin long-term preparedness. The Prime Minister today announced a number of drought measures including the establishment of a $5 billion Future Drought Fund, commencing…

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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. VFF President David Jochinke in welcoming the expanded relief arrangements also called…

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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. With Victoria’s grain harvest expected to be down significantly…

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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 Horticulture President Emma Germano said the Prime Minister’s commitment at…

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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 farmers. The move comes as…

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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. With voting opening today, the VFF is recommending levy-payers select the 1.5% option for…

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