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VFF welcomes Fruit Fly Funding

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement of $6.4 million in funding to help protect our horticulture industry against the risks posed by the Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF).  The QFF poses a significant risk to horticulture crops…

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Federal Budget a winner for Victorian farmers

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) welcomes the significant commitment to agriculture in this year’s Federal Budget and says the Victorian Government must continue to support local farmers as attention turns to the upcoming State Budget.  VFF President Emma Germano said…

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Buy locally grown flowers this Mother’s Day

 The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is calling on consumers to support local flower growers and ask where their flowers come from this Mother’s Day.  Amidst a turbulent past year for the local flower industry, with COVID-19 related wedding cancellations and…

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Ministerial Council fails community again

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is disappointed that another Ministerial Council meeting was wasted yesterday.  All Basin Water Ministers came together with Federal Water Minister Pitt to discuss progress on the Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Mechanism.  VFF President Emma Germano…

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UDV announces 2021 Vice-President election

United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) today has announced an election for the role of UDV Vice-President.  The nominees for the role are Corangamite dairy farmer, Mr Ian Morris and Colac dairy farmer, Mr Mark Billing.  Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) CEO…

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A new era for VFF Water

Today the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) announced the appointment of Andrew Leahy as the new VFF Water Council Chair replacing Richard Anderson.  VFF Policy Council Chair and President Emma Germano congratulated Andrew and thanked Richard for his tireless efforts in…

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Farmers say no to Glenelg Shire rate grab

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is opposing Glenelg Shire Council’s plan to reduce its primary producer rebate resulting in local farmers paying thousands of dollars more in rates.  VFF President Emma Germano warned the plan would see local farmers being…

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