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Farmers seek voice on looming camping regulations

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is leading calls for the Victorian Government to establish a dedicated Stakeholder Reference Group to advise the Government on the implementation of the upcoming camping regulations. VFF President Emma Germano said the regulations slated to…

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Farmers give Nillumbik pointed spray

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is calling out Nillumbik Council’s anti-farming plan to ban the use of barbed wire and glyphosate.  VFF President Emma Germano said that barbed wire stopped cattle and sheep getting on roads, protecting public safety.  “Barbed…

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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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Win a free St John G5 Defibrillator

The Victorian Farmers Federation Making Our Farms Safer (VFF MOFS) team have partnered with St John Ambulance Victoria to give away seven automated external defibrillator (AED) to support Victorian farming communities. This give away is open to all Victorian farming communities.  To…

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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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VFF calls for storm assistance

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) wrote to the Victorian Government last week urging them to provide assistance to farmers recovering from the June storm and flood event.  VFF President Emma Germano said the VFF requested government grants to help farming…

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Industry win in manure debate

 The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has today welcomed the EPA’s livestock manure determination that will mean no additional paperwork for farmers receiving animal manure on farm.  VFF President Emma Germano said the determination came after constructive negotiations between the VFF,…

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VFF welcomes Ag visa breakthrough

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has today welcomed reports the Federal Government will introduce an agriculture specific visa.  The visa will provide Australian farms access to workers from the UK in addition to the ten ASEAN nations. VFF President Emma…

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UDV announces Vice-President election results

United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) today announced Mark Billing as the successful candidate for the role of UDV Vice-President at the online UDV Annual Meeting.  VFF Returning Officer and Chief Executive Officer Jane Lovell welcomed and congratulated Mr Billing on…

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