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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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Commonwealth must support Basin Plan reform push

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has called on the Commonwealth Government to support recent moves in the Parliament to undertake much needed reform to Murray Darling Basin Plan.  VFF President Emma Germano welcomed the attempt by Nationals members who tried…

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A new era for VFF Water

Today the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) announced the appointment of Andrew Leahy as the new VFF Water Council Chair replacing Richard Anderson.  VFF Policy Council Chair and President Emma Germano congratulated Andrew and thanked Richard for his tireless efforts in…

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Broken promises with 450 GL on-farm projects

The Victorian Farmers Federation is calling for a stop to on-farm water acquisition to meet the 450GL up water target in addition to the Murray Darling Basin Plan. VFF Water Council Chair Richard Anderson said he was disappointed the Commonwealth…

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VFF backs tougher water compliance and enforcement

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has welcomed Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville’s announcement to adopt all recommendations in the Water Compliance and Enforcement Review completed by the former Victorian Auditor General Des Pearson. VFF Water Council Chair Richard Anderson said…

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Pitt recognises need for change

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has today welcomed Federal Water Minister Keith Pitt’s action on key VFF Basin Plan priorities. VFF President David Jochinke said he was pleased the Minister has committed to no more buybacks but that commitment needs…

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Ministerial Council ducks big issues with Basin Plan

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has expressed its disappointment that today’s Ministerial Council meeting failed to address major issues with the Murray Darling Basin Plan. VFF Water Council Chair Richard Anderson said Victorian farmers were hoping that the Commonwealth Government…

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Basin Plan must change to ensure dairy jobs

The United Dairy Farmers of Victoria (UDV) believes the Murray Darling Basin Plan must urgently change to ensure the dairy industry has some certainty and confidence to create the jobs needed to help Australia recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Dairy…

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