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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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Extra water savings go to Northern Victoria irrigators

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) says it is pleased to have been involved in discussions with Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville who has announced irrigators will receive their share of an additional 2 GL of water recovered from the Connections…

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VFF holds 2020-21 Annual General Meeting

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) today held its 2020-21 Annual General Meeting (AGM) online, attended by Members from across Victoria. VFF President Emma Germano said the AGM was an opportunity for Members to hear from the Organisation about how it…

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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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