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56,000 RATS for Victorian farmers

More than 56,000 Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) are on the way to Victorian farmers as part of a joint initiative by the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF), Food and Fibre Gippsland and Fruit Growers Victoria to minimise the disruption to essential…

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VFF launches new safety website

Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) President Emma today announced, “It is my great pleasure to welcome the website launch to complement the Making Our Farms Safer project.” “Keeping ourselves, our family members, and employees safe on our farms is of the…

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VFF Grains Elections Announcement

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is pleased to announce the outcome of the VFF Grains Council elections with two experienced Councilors returning to their positions for Northern Mallee and Wimmera regions. VFF Returning Officer Jane Lovell said it was pleasing…

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VFF Grains Council Elections

The Victorian Farmers Federation’s (VFF) Grains Group is encouraging those interested to nominate for the 2022 Grains Council Elections. VFF Returning Officer Jane Lovell said the Council was seeking nominations for five regions throughout Victoria. “We are encouraging grains producers…

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Central and Gippsland Water Strategy Must Change

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) says a plan for the future of water resources in Melbourne and Gippsland falls short of giving farmers the confidence they need to maintain the State’s food security future. VFF President Emma Germano said the…

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Help secure your farming future

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is asking all Victorian farmers to have their say about theVFF’s membership structure and membership fees by completing a short survey. VFF President Emma Germano said the survey is open to all Victorian farmers and…

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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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