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November 2021 Policy Council

The 174th VFF Policy Council met on Wednesday 17 November 2021. Council agreed to an updated tax policy statement and discussed policy and advocacy priorities for 2022. Policy Council members also received briefings from the Australian Forests Products Association and…

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VFF Pig Council Elections

The VFF Pig Group is encouraging emerging industry leaders to nominate in the 2021 VFF Pig Council elections. The VFF Pig Group has called for nominations to fill vacancies representing the regions of: North Central              North East                   Goulburn Broken West…

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Behind the Celebration: Flowers

We’ve grown accustomed to giving flowers when celebrating with friends and loved ones, but have you ever wondered about the people behind these spectacular blooms? Meet Michael and Femke Licciardi, the owners of Wandin Valley Flowers on Melbourne’s eastern outskirts.…

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Behind the Coffee: Milk

How do you take your coffee? With milk, of course. Meet Paul Mumford, a dairy farmer from Won Wron in South Gippsland who helps provide the nutritious and delicious jersey milk many of us enjoy in our everyday coffees.  Q:…

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Behind the Farm Gate: Pavlova

Arguments aside as to who lays claim to creating the famous pavlova recipe, there’s no debating it’s a family favourite for millions of people. Meet Danyel Cucinotta, a Werribee South farmer who provides the eggs used to create this delicious…

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Behind the Farm Gate: Cotoletta

Victoria lays claim to some of the best Cotoletta, not to mention bánh mì, in Australia, and a lot of that credit must go to the incredible pork used to create that unmistakeable flavour. Meet farmer Judy Croagh from Western…

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Behind the Farm Gate: Sunday Roast

There’s nothing better than a delicious Sunday Roast and who better to recommend the best recipe than a lamb farmer themselves? Meet Scott Young, a third-generation livestock and cropping farmer from Ballan, located roughly halfway between Ballarat and Melbourne. Q:…

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Behind the Farm Gate: Wool

Wool does much more than keep us warm on those chilly winter days and Victoria is home to some of Australia’s best quality products that can be found in all corners of the globe. Meet Steve Harrison, owner of Bindawarra…

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Behind the Farm Gate: Beer

It’s one of the world’s most popular drinks and Australia is home to some of the world’s best quality beers. Meet VFF Member John Bennett who provides the malted barley that goes into some of our favourite brews in our…

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