Farm Business

Creating a Better Business Environment for Farmers

The VFF is dedicated to ensuring farm enterprises can thrive in a fair and competitive business environment. With advice provided by our Farm Business and Regional Development Committee, we advocate on a range of issues directly impacting farm businesses including regulation, finance, taxation, energy.

We also work to ensure the governments have the right support in place for farm businesses through programs the as rural financial counsellor service, or for targeted assistance in times of droughts.

By way of membership to the VFF Commodity Groups, every farmer also benefits from targeted advocacy that is focused on the issues that particularly impact their type of production.

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Key Issues

Find out what the VFF is doing on your behalf across the key issues that are important to you. 

Murray Darling Basin
Local Government Rates
Recycled Water
Energy
Drainage
Drought
Murray Darling Basin
Farm Crime
Recycled Water
COVID-19

Media Releases

VFF public announcements on current issues. View all media releases →

Submissions

VFF responses to government on current issues. View all submissions →

State Budget 2020-21

Victorian farmers contribute over $13.16 billion to Victoria’s economy, representing 27.8% of the state’s exports valued at $11.9…

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The Committee

The Farm Business and Regional Development Committee advises VFF Policy Council on matters including:

⇛ Taxation issues including income tax, financial taxes, and stamp duty.
⇛ The availability and cost of finance for farmers.
⇛ Government resourcing of economic services to agriculture.
⇛ Local Government issues relating to rates, service provision and budgets.
⇛ The retention and development of sustainable and profitable rural communities.
⇛ Funding and delivery of services, including health and education.
⇛ Provision of infrastructure, such as internet and telecommunications.
⇛ Other matters as referred to it by Policy Council, the Board, a Branch, a Commodity Policy Council or the Annual Conference.

The current committee members are Christine Plant (Chair), Mark Collins, Sarah Parker, Oonagh Kilpatrick and Geoff Crick.

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Become a member

Join us for a better life and greater future

We are a community of farmers creating a profitable, sustainable and socially responsible agricultural industry connecting with all Victorians.