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VFF Pig Council Elections

The Victorian Farmers Federation’s (VFF) Pig Group is encouraging those interested to nominate for the 2021 Pig Council Elections. VFF Returning Officer Jane Lovell said the Council was seeking nominations for nine regions throughout Victoria. “We are encouraging pig producers…

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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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New tax hurts regional Victoria at the worst time

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) says the new Victorian Government’s windfall gains tax which passed parliament this week will hurt regional Victoria and farmers. VFF President Emma Germano said that despite the VFF’s best attempts to secure protections for regional…

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Quad Bike OPD Winners Announced

Victorian agricultural communities will be supported with lifesaving quad bike operator protection devices (OPDs) thanks to the Victorian Farmers Federation’s (VFF) Making Our Farms Safer (MOFS) project. VFF President Emma Germano today announced that 23 sets of OPDs and helmets…

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VFF Chicken Meat Council Elections

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is calling for nominations for its Chicken Meat Policy Council.  VFF Returning Officer, Jane Lovell said nominees from across Victoria were sought for the Council.  “We are looking forward to a reinvigorated Chicken Meat Policy…

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VFF Election Announcement

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has today announced the results of the election for the Water Council Central North region and the successful nominees for its new policy committees. VFF Returning Officer Jane Lovell said it was pleasing to have…

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VFF call for urgent action on telehandler licence reform

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) says WorkSafe is prioritising compliance over safety by not providing adequate and fit-for-purpose telehander training for farmers after the proposed reforms were shelved. VFF President Emma Germano says after nearly three (3) years of patiently…

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Industry groups want urgent vaccine mandate clarification

Leading agriculture advocacy groups including the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF), AUSVEG VIC, Fruit Growers Victoria, Food & Fibre Gippsland, GrainGrowers, Citrus Australia, Melons Australia and Nursery & Garden Industry Victoria are calling on the Victorian Government to urgently clarify the…

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Win a free quad bike operator protection device

The Victorian Farmers Federation Making Our Farms Safer (VFF MOFS) is givingaway 20 sets of quad bike operator protection devices and helmets to supportVictorian farmers. This giveaway is open to all Victorian farmers and is valued at$900 each. To apply:…

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