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Farmers back moves for salt action

(1981) Farmers back moves for salt action. The Countryman, 16 April 1981. p. 19 [Publication] [Special Collections]


There is strong support among West Australian farmers for positive action on soil conservation, including the enforcement of the Soil Conservation Act. Director of Agriculture, Noel Fitzpatrick, and Commissioner of Soil Conservation, Graham Spencer met with representatives from 12 wheatbelt shires at Merredin to discuss increasing concerns about salt encroachment and soil erosion. An agreement was made to appoint a sub-committee representing the shires and a reaffirmation of their commitment to better soil conservation throughout the wheatbelt.

This article includes a portrait of Noel Fitzpatrick.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1981 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56862
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