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VFF welcomes ACCC chicken meat processor crackdown

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) welcomes the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) crackdown on chicken meat processers and any potential unfair contract terms in the industry. VFF Chicken Meat President Colin Peel said he hoped the move would result…

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Farmers left out of State’s pandemic repair plan

Farmers have been left out of the Victorian Government’s pandemic repair plan in today’s Victorian State Budget handed down by Treasurer Tim Pallas. Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) President Emma Germano said the Treasurer’s speech failed to mention agriculture as one…

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Federal Labor Ag Visa plan misses the mark

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) says Federal Labor’s Agriculture Visa proposal will do nothing to fill the critical workforce gaps and ignores more than 12 months of consultation between the industry and decision makers. Federal Labor recently announced plans to…

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Jobs to go under Albanese’s water plan

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has warned that jobs across regional Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia will be lost if Anthony Albanese’s policy for water recovery is implemented under the Murray Darling Basin Plan. VFF President Emma Germano…

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Farmers gutted by Agriculture Victoria job cuts

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) says reports that 145 jobs will be cut from Agriculture Victoria makes it harder for farmers to meet community expectations. VFF President Emma Germano said the decision is a backwards step for Agriculture in Victoria.…

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56,000 RATS for Victorian farmers

More than 56,000 Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) are on the way to Victorian farmers as part of a joint initiative by the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF), Food and Fibre Gippsland and Fruit Growers Victoria to minimise the disruption to essential…

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