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  • Days of discounted dairy must end 

    VICTORIA’S peak dairy group will throw its support behind calls to ensure farmers receive a fair deal from the sale of domestic dairy products.
  • VFF goes bush with policy forums 

    VICTORIA’s peak farmer group is doubling its efforts to connect with its rural membership by hosting policy forums across the state to get feedback on what issues primary producers want the organisation to champion.
  • VFF welcomes Federal Government’s response to Hort Code review 

    THE Victorian horticulture industry has welcomed the Federal Government’s pledge to ensure practices in the sector stay fair and balanced with the release today of the Government’s long-awaited response to the independent inquiry into the Horticultur
  • Electronic tags won’t burden farmers, says VFF 

    SHEEP producers expected to move from marking their flock with visual tags to the new electronic identification system won’t bear the burden of increased costs or time, according to Victoria’s peak farmer organisation.
  • VFF encourages farmers to be quad safe this Christmas 

    VICTORIA’S peak farmer organisation is encouraging primary producers to give the gift of farm safety this holiday season by investing in protection devices to limit the risk of quad bike injuries on farms.
  • VFF throws support behind missing link 

    VICTORIAN farmers sick of running up against problems transporting produce to market have thrown their support behind the State Government’s plan to build the much touted North East Link connecting the M80 Ring Road at Greensborough and the Eastern F
  • VFF calls for telecommunications overhaul 

    It’s about time the Federal Government overhauled its ineffective $297 million per year plan to focus on improving mobile and data coverage in rural and remote areas.
  • UDV efforts see dairy loans open for NDP suppliers 

    FARMERS affected by the retrospective price cuts implemented by collapsed milk processor National Dairy Products are now eligible for the Federal Government’s dairy assistance package after extensive lobbying by the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria.
  • Water register will increase transparency, says VFF 

    FARMERS are one step closer to knowing which foreign entities have a stake in Australian water supplies after legislation passed through the Federal Senate last night establishing a foreign ownership register for water assets.
  • Farmers relieved with backpacker tax deal 

    VICTORIAN farmers are relieved to see an end to the backpacker tax fiasco after the Greens announced today they would support the Federal Government’s 15 per cent income tax rate for working holiday makers.
  • Cattle Underpass Scheme opens today 

    VICTORIAN dairy farmers will get a boost to improve farm safety and productivity with the launch today of a new round of the Cattle Underpass Scheme (CUPS).
  • VFF implores Senate to back 15 per cent backpacker tax 

    VICTORIA’S peak farmer group is imploring Labor and crossbench senators to consider the impact of a 32.5 per cent backpacker tax if the political deadlock isn’t resolved by the time Parliament rises this afternoon.