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Coarse grains conference told to grow what the buyers want

McGillivray, R. (1977) Coarse grains conference told to grow what the buyers want. Farmers Weekly, 1977. p. 8 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Two-page article discusses producer's decisions on what they grow should be based on marketing information rather than statutory controls, according to the Western Australian Farmers' Union coarse grains section president, Mr. Harry Whittington.
Mr. Whittington said in his annual report recent experience suggested that farmers did not want controls.
There had been an increase in barley production and more growers had turned to Clipper which is favoured by overseas buyers, with the local maltster indicating a preference for Dampier barley.
Mr. Whittington said the barley marketing in Western Australia was on a sound base but had concerns with the proposals for the formation of an all-Australia Barley Board, saying that some WA growers were more interested in strengthening their own organisations.
In addition to the main article, an amendment to a previous publication, Omission regretted, states an omission from the previous week's Farmers Weekly where the word 'not' was omitted, changing the way the paragraph should have read.

This article contains one portrait of Mr. Whittington.

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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: ©1977 Farmers Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57949
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