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St John Defibrillator Winners Announced

Victorian agricultural communities will be supported with lifesaving defibrillators thanks to the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) and St John Ambulance. VFF President Emma Germano today announced that seven St John defibrillators will be delivered for use in remote communities across…

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Farmers give Nillumbik pointed spray

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is calling out Nillumbik Council’s anti-farming plan to ban the use of barbed wire and glyphosate.  VFF President Emma Germano said that barbed wire stopped cattle and sheep getting on roads, protecting public safety.  “Barbed…

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VFF seeks next generation of industry leaders

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is encouraging emerging industry leaders to nominate in the upcoming VFF Livestock Group and VFF Water Council elections.  The VFF Livestock group has called for nominations to fill five vacancies representing the regions of Glenelg,…

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VFF calls for storm assistance

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) wrote to the Victorian Government last week urging them to provide assistance to farmers recovering from the June storm and flood event.  VFF President Emma Germano said the VFF requested government grants to help farming…

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VFF welcomes Ag visa breakthrough

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has today welcomed reports the Federal Government will introduce an agriculture specific visa.  The visa will provide Australian farms access to workers from the UK in addition to the ten ASEAN nations. VFF President Emma…

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UDV announces Vice-President election results

United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) today announced Mark Billing as the successful candidate for the role of UDV Vice-President at the online UDV Annual Meeting.  VFF Returning Officer and Chief Executive Officer Jane Lovell welcomed and congratulated Mr Billing on…

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Federal Budget a winner for Victorian farmers

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) welcomes the significant commitment to agriculture in this year’s Federal Budget and says the Victorian Government must continue to support local farmers as attention turns to the upcoming State Budget.  VFF President Emma Germano said…

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Buy locally grown flowers this Mother’s Day

 The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is calling on consumers to support local flower growers and ask where their flowers come from this Mother’s Day.  Amidst a turbulent past year for the local flower industry, with COVID-19 related wedding cancellations and…

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Ministerial Council fails community again

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is disappointed that another Ministerial Council meeting was wasted yesterday.  All Basin Water Ministers came together with Federal Water Minister Pitt to discuss progress on the Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Mechanism.  VFF President Emma Germano…

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UDV announces 2021 Vice-President election

United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) today has announced an election for the role of UDV Vice-President.  The nominees for the role are Corangamite dairy farmer, Mr Ian Morris and Colac dairy farmer, Mr Mark Billing.  Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) CEO…

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