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Federal Labor snubs farmers

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) says Federal Water Minister Tanya Plibersek is continuing to ignore farmers. VFF Water Council Chair Andrew Leahy said despite multiple attempts by the VFF to meet with the Commonwealth, Minister Plibersek’s key water adviser and…

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VFF Water Workshops set for Victoria’s north

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is hosting a series of irrigator workshops in Echuca, Tatura, Numurkah and Mildura throughout June. Northern Victorian Water Resource Manager, Dr Mark Bailey and Aither Director, Chris Olszak will provide fan informative session on the…

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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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Central and Gippsland Water Strategy Must Change

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) says a plan for the future of water resources in Melbourne and Gippsland falls short of giving farmers the confidence they need to maintain the State’s food security future. VFF President Emma Germano said the…

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Pitt urged to avoid 12 more months of Basin Plan chaos

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has written to Federal Water Minister Keith Pitt asking him to reconsider his decision to cancel the November meeting of Murray Darling Basin State Water Ministers.  VFF Water Council Chair Andrew Leahy said the failure…

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Floodplain harvesting a risk for Victorian irrigators

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has outlined the risk for Victorian irrigators arising fromfloodplain harvesting in the NSW Northern Murray Darling Basin. In a submission to the NSW Parliament’ Legislative Council Select Committee on FloodplainHarvesting, VFF Water Council Chair Andrew…

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