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Ag Visa promises to solve crippling farm labour headache

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) says today’s announcement by the Federal Government to deliver a dedicated Agriculture specific Visa (Ag Visa) is the culmination of years of advocacy and has the potential to help solve Victoria’s crippling workforce labour issues.…

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St John Defibrillator Winners Announced

Victorian agricultural communities will be supported with lifesaving defibrillators thanks to the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) and St John Ambulance. VFF President Emma Germano today announced that seven St John defibrillators will be delivered for use in remote communities across…

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VFF reveals framework for the future

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has revealed its Strategic Plan for 2021-2026 and its vision to enable a secure farming future for Victorians and generations to come. VFF President Emma Germano said the outline to evolve and modernise the VFF…

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Step forward on camping regulations

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is pleased the Victorian Government has announced camping will only take place on suitable sites ahead of the impending camping regulations, but says the detail of the rules must be revealed. VFF President Emma Germano…

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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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