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VFF hits the brakes on proposed truck registration increase

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) says Austroads’ unrealistic proposal to dramatically increase heavy vehicle registrations for older vehicles will hurt farmers and small businesses and is strongly urging the Victorian Government not to adopt the recommendation.  VFF President Emma Germano…
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2021 UDV Conference returns bigger than ever

The 2021 United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) Conference is back for the first time since 2019 and is set to highlight the challenges, issues and opportunities facing the Victorian dairy industry.  UDV President Paul Mumford said the event will provide…
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VFF warns councils against farm rates shock

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is encouraging rural and regional local government councils to avoid inequitable rate increases for farmers in the face of record farmland sales across the state.  VFF President Emma Germano said farmers are increasingly becoming concerned…
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VFF holds 2020-21 Annual General Meeting

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) today held its 2020-21 Annual General Meeting 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 managed…
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VFF announces Jane Lovell as new CEO

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has today announced that Jane Lovell will join the organisation as its new Chief Executive Officer on 15 February 2021.  VFF President Emma Germano said she was excited to announce the appointment of Jane who…
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Rating system change a win for farmers

 The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has welcomed a proposed change to the way farmland is valued for the purposes of local government rates following the release of the Victorian Government’s response to its Local Government Rating System Review.  VFF President…
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