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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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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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