FMPOSBNC ON THE FARMERS.
NEW SOUTH WALES PROPOSAL
(Per Press Association —Copyright.)
(Received February 10, 10 a.m.) SYDNEY. February 10
A deputation of country Parliamentarians waited upon the Hon. W. G. Ashford (Minister of Agriculture), and suggested the advisability of the Government embarking in the manufacturq of agricultural implements.
Mr Dunn said the farmers had been imposed on for years by combines and rings of implement manufacturers, and the Government should consider the question of supplying first-hand assistance in the way advances and.. facilities were given, but instead of borrowing, and the Crown handing over the money to private firms, it would be bettor to obtain the machinery direct from, the Government. The additional manufacture would only necessitate' a slight enlargement of the present premises at Everleigh. The Government might also enter into competition with India in'the manufacture of wheat bags, in view of> the'jute monopoly. Mr Ashford" replied that he already, had a scheme in anind to place before his colleagues in the session after next. While recognising the necessity for Government intervention in the jute monopoly, the Government was pledged in the matter of, the bulk-handling-. of wheat. He would, however, see thatthe farmers were 1 protected.
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IMPLEMENTS RINGS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8790, 10 February 1914
IMPLEMENTS RINGS Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8790, 10 February 1914
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