Media Releases

  • Enough is enough: Farmers demand a moratorium 

    The Victorian Farmers Federation is demanding a moratorium on future rates increases until the State Government, election candidates and councils commit to demolishing and rebuilding Victoria’s broken rating system to ensure a better deal for farme
  • VFF Livestock backs 1.5% wool levy 

    The Victorian Farmers Federation is backing the position of the national industry body WoolProducers Australia in advocating for a 1.5% wool levy in this year’s WoolPoll.
  • Management of Murray Basin Rail Project slammed 

    The Victorian Farmers Federation has slammed the Andrews Government for prioritising Melbourne projects over the delivery of an already-approved and funded regional freight rail project.
  • Grains roadshow coming in September 

    Chain of responsibility and truck road-worthiness will be some of the big issues on the agenda at this year’s Victorian Farmers Federation Grains Pre-Harvest Roadshow from 3 to 12 September 2018.
  • Primary producer registration at risk 

    Changes to heavy vehicle registration mean from 1 October farmers will no longer be able to purchase primary producer registration plates for their trucks.
  • More required to address country road infrastructure deficit 

    The Victorian Farmers Federation is calling for more to be done to fix the unacceptable state of rural and regional roads amid concerns a recently-announced road fund will not address the infrastructure deficit facing the state’s country network.
  • Fire-affected farmers need answers 

    The Victorian Farmers Federation says farmers must not be left to bear the full brunt of the devastating south-west fires following the release of Energy Safe Victoria’s (ESV) technical reports into the blazes.
  • Certainty required for Murray Basin Rail Project 

    The Victorian Farmers Federation Grains Group is calling on the Victorian Government to provide certainty around the future of the Murray Basin Rail Project; a key rail freight infrastructure project for Victoria.
  • Country roads – report needs action 

    THE VICTORIAN FARMERS FEDERATION welcomes the Interim Report of the Inquiry into VicRoads’ Management of Country Roads as a positive step towards repairing Victoria’s degraded regional roads.
  • Victorian pork producers pay it forward 

    AN INITIATIVE BY THE VICTORIAN FAMERS FEDERATION is seeing Victorian pork producers ‘paying it forward’ by donating hundreds of kilograms of high quality pork to FareShare to feed Victorian families experiencing food insecurity.
  • Strong leadership team to drive VFF 

    THE VICTORIAN FARMERS FEDERATION today announced the outcome of its election for the positions of President and Vice President at its annual conference in Ballarat.

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