Farm Business

Grains Roadshow is coming in September

Chain of responsibility and truck road-worthiness will be some of the big issues on the agenda at this year’s Victorian Farmers Federation Grains Pre-Harvest Roadshow from 3 to 12 September 2018. Comprising eight events across Victoria – in Ouyen, Donald,…

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Primary producer registration at risk

Changes to heavy vehicle registration mean from 1 October farmers will no longer be able to purchase primary producer registration plates for their trucks. The Victorian Farmers Federation is concerned this is the first step towards the complete removal of…

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Victorian farmers unite against 20% rate hike

Victorian farmers have decided to march on Melbourne calling for action to fix the skyrocketing cost of council rates impacting farm businesses across rural Victoria. At the Victorian Farmers Federation Annual Conference held in Ballarat, farmers unanimously voted to take…

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Victorian pork producers pay it forward

An initiative by the VFF is seeing Victorian pork producers ‘paying it forward’ by donating hundreds of kilograms of high quality pork to FareShare to feed Victorian families experiencing food insecurity. FareShare is Australia’s largest charity kitchen that cooks and…

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Rates, rates, rates – Enough is enough!

Farmers will gather in Ballarat this week to attend the Victorian Farmers Federation Conference with shire rates a key area of debate. “Feedback from our members suggests that rates are a key issue across much of rural and regional Victoria,”…

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Milk Price Index goes live

The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria has acknowledged the release of the Federal Government’s much awaited Milk Price Index. Launched last week by Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud, the Index is aimed at helping dairy farmers better understand…

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