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2018 VFF Conference
Farmer input needed to get code right
The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria is encouraging all dairy farmers to have input on what a mandatory code of conduct could mean for them and their industry.
VFF candidate forums to hit Shepparton and Ovens Valley
State election candidates will be asked how they intend to Deliver for Agriculture during two additional VFF forums to be held in the electorates of Shepparton and Ovens Valley this week.
Final round Farmers’ Fund grants allocated
The Victorian Farmers Federation has today announced the allocation of more than $440,000 in grants for dairy farmer-led projects as part of the final round of the Farmers’ Fund partnership.
Rates announcement welcome but all parties must still Deliver for Agriculture
The Victorian Farmers Federation has welcomed the Liberal Nationals announcement today that it will prioritise an independent inquiry into farm rates in Victoria if the Coalition wins government at the upcoming state election.
Farmers to question candidates at VFF election forums
Farmers and community members in key rural and regional electorates will have the opportunity to question local candidates on how they plan to deliver for agriculture during three VFF candidate forums to be held this week.
Victorian farmers welcome long-term commitment
The Victorian Farmers Federation today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcements on drought funding and initiatives to underpin long-term preparedness.
Will the Commonwealth finally listen to community concerns?
The Commonwealth is steaming ahead to recover an additional 450 gigalitres of water as part of the Basin Plan despite overwhelming concerns shared at meetings held in Victoria this week.
Expanded drought relief welcome
The Victorian Farmers Federation has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement today of $25 million in expanded relief arrangements for farmers dealing with drought in parts of the state.
Farmers urge caution on grain imports
The VFF Grains Group is urging extreme caution and vigilance be applied to ensure biosecurity integrity is upheld by border authorities and anybody considering importing grains into Australia from other countries.
VFF welcomes farm safety and skills commitments
The Victorian Farmers Federation has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement of a $20 million commitment for skills and safety initiatives.
VFF welcomes States’ Basin Plan criteria
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has welcomed the new Basin Plan socio-economic criteria developed by the Victorian and New South Wales governments.
Farmers welcome PM’s commitment to agricultural visa
The Victorian Farmers Federation has welcomed the Prime Minister’s affirmation of his government’s commitment to a dedicated visa to help address the significant workforce issues facing the state’s farmers.
VFF leadership change – new opportunity
The Victorian Farmers Federation today announced a change to its Board, following the election of Mr Brett Hosking as Chairman of GrainGrowers Limited at its Annual General Meeting in Dubbo.
Two weeks left to apply for final round Farmers' Fund grants
Dairy farmers in the Southern Milk Pool have two more weeks to apply for grants for farm business improvement projects before the final round of Farmers’ Fund grant applications draw to a close on 29 October 2018.
Briefing note - Victorian Farmers Federation Statement on Glyphosate
Glyphosate is used in Australia by numerous agriculture sectors to control weeds. It is also used for the same purpose by many home gardeners.
Dry spring is here – State Government must expand drought relief arrangements
The Victorian Farmers Federation is calling on the Victorian Government to expand drought relief arrangements to help farmers across the state facing drought conditions.
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.
Final round of Farmers’ Fund partnership grants open
The Victorian Farmers Federation has announced the opening of applications as part of the final round of grants under the Farmers’ Fund.
Farmers welcome short-term relief but long-term vision is still desperately needed
The Victorian Farmers Federation welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement of relief arrangements for farmers currently contending with drought and dry conditions in parts of Victoria, but is urging more be done to deliver for agriculture in
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