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First land responsibility lies with the farmer

(1985) First land responsibility lies with the farmer. Elders Weekly, 28 February 1985. p. 5 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Farmers throughout Western Australia are concerned about the loss of farm value through salinity, erosion and declining soil fertility. Although here has been little success state-wide in land improvement some farmers and researchers are making progress in combating land degradation. A copy of the Land Management Society's Policy Paper, outlining its approach to the treatment and prevention of land degradation, will be supplied to all farmers. Director of Agriculture, Norman Halse, said the department supports the policy paper and although the State Government has a responsibility for Western Australian land resources, the prime responsibility for land management rests with the farmers themselves. The Department of Agriculture also stated that a strong and active Land Management Society can make a great contribution to better land management in the future. The Society's executive officer, Georgina Shepherd commented that whilst industry sponsorship and Government grants had contributed significantly to the Society's formation phase, the basic funds would be provided for by a large membership.

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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: ©1985 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/59551
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