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Thursday, 25 July 1946

Mr BREEN (CALARE, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Did the Minister for Commerce and Agriculture read in this morning's newspapers an item that the new season's wheat crop in the United

States of America would probably exceed by 42,000,000 bushels the estimate made on the 1st July last ? As this is approximately one-half of Australia's average exportable surplus, will the honorable gentleman instruct his officers to explore the possibilities of developing markets in the East for pur wheat,- since the United States is "jittery" regarding the wheat position in Europe, and has protested against the United Kingdom-Canadian wheat tie-up for four years?

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