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The Agricultural Industry.

THE MINISTER OF LANDS AND MR DUTHIE.

United Press Association—By Electric Telegraph Dunedin, June 15 In opening the Winter Show yesterday, the Minister of Lands said the Government had done a good deal for the agricultural industry, and would have done more but for the obstructiveness of the Opposition. Mr John Dutbie, who was called on to speak, said that though he had been 12 or 13 years m the Houße, he could not remember one occasion on which the Opposition had reduced a vote for the Department of Agriculture. The Opposition never had been against votes for the development of the agricultural and dairying industries, j The Minister of Lands bad evidently forgotten that the Department was established before the present Ministry took office. The Levin State farm was a dismal failure and if Mr Duncan would defend it, he would defend anything. He claimed that the Opposition was justified m criticising some of the votes proposed by the Government, He instanced the export of poultry, which had returned something like J65..000 at a cost to the colony of a great deal more.

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The Agricultural Industry., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6596, 15 June 1905

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The Agricultural Industry. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6596, 15 June 1905

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