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VFF welcomes Basin Plan action

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has welcomed decisions made at the Ministerial Council meeting in Brisbane yesterday. VFF Water Council Chairman Richard Anderson said Victorian farmers will be pleased to see the states agreeing to address deliverability issues in the…

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Time for action on Basin Plan

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is calling on the Commonwealth Government to finally acknowledge the problems with the Murray Darling Basin Plan and work with the states for solutions at the upcoming Ministerial Council meeting on 17 December. VFF Water…

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Our plan to fix the Murray Darling Basin

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has launched its 10 point plan to help restore the balance between irrigated agriculture and the environment in the Murray Darling Basin. VFF President David Jochinke said the Murray Darling Basin Plan is hurting farmers…

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VFF welcomes new Inter-Valley Trade rules

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement that tagged water accounts will be subject to the Inter-Valley Trade (IVT) rules from 12 December. Last week the VFF called on Minister for Water Lisa Neville to announce…

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Time for Transparency on Inter Valley Water Trades

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is calling on the Victorian Government to announce the closing date for tagged water trades from the Goulburn to the Murray system. It comes on the back of Water Minister Lisa Neville’s announcement of an…

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Disagreement on Basin Plan disappoints

The release of the Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council Communiqué three days after the meeting took place shows a high level of disagreement between the Basin States and Commonwealth Governments. “It is highly unusual for a communiqué to take so…

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Time for action at Water Ministerial Council

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is calling for real action on four key issues when the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council meets in Canberra this Sunday 4 August. “To secure the health of Murray Darling Basin and the viability of irrigators…

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Tapping into water trading

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is hosting irrigator workshops with independent water consultancy Aither for farmers in Mildura, Kerang, Echuca, Tatura, Numurkah, and Benalla throughout July. “The combination of drought and increasing irrigation demand is putting a lot of pressure…

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