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Apple and Pear stabilization 1974



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RELEASE g)Statement ByTHE AUSTRALIAN MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURECANBERRAAPPLE AND PEAR STABILIZATION 1974The Minister for Agriculture, Senator.K.S. Wriedt, said today that he had determined, under the Apple and Pear Stabilization Plan, the average export return for varieties · of apples and pears exported in the 1974 season.As a result of the determinations, total payments to growers for 3,188,393 bushels of apples exported at risk during the 1974 season will be $2,548,605. The bulk of this amount, namely $1,918,173 will be paid to Tasmanian apple growers, while payments to Western Australian apple growers will amount to $609,563.Total stabilization payments to growers for 1,066,466 bushels of pears exported at risk during the 1974 season amounted to $570,346 ($115,832 to Tasmanian growers and $454,514 to Victorian growers).Export duty of $274.16 is payable on 1,441 bushels of apples exported at risk while $2,002.72 is payable on 116,281 bushels of pears.The determinations enable payments to be made from the relevant stabilization funds to owners of the following varieties of apples and pears exported at risk. The rates of stabilization payments will be:- .ApplesGranny Smith 80.0000Golden Delicious 80.0000Crofton 80.0000Coxs Orange Pippin 74.3534Geeveston Fanny 80.0000Scarlet Pearmain 80.0000Tasman's Pride 80.0000Democrat 80.0000Cleopatra 80.0000cents per bushelII II II...2 ...ove r ..

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Red Jonathan

Other Jonathan Varieties

80.0000 cents per bushel

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Pears

Packhams Triumph .

Josephine Winter Nelis

Other Pear Varieties.

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80.0000 1 1 I I I I

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80.0000 I I I I I I

Export duty-will be payable into Stabilization Funds

at the rates shown by owners of the under mentioned varieties of apples and pears exported at risk:-

Apples

Other Apple Varieties

Pears

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Senator Wriedt said that total apple exports for

the 1974 season amounted to 4,242,975 bushels of which 3,189.834

bushels were exported at risk. These 1 at risk1 shipments

represent a decrease of almost 2.06 million bushels on total

'at risk' exports for the 1973 season.

Total pear exports for the 1974 season amounted to

1,933,291 bushels of which 1,129,269 bushels were exported

at risk. These 1 at risk' shipments represent a decrease of

more than 0.8 million bushels on total 'at risk' exports for

the 1973 season.

19.0260 cents per bushel

3.1889

Senator Wriedt added that as a result of the special

joint additional financial arrangements entered into by the

Australian Government v/.ith the Governments of Tasmania, Western

Australia and Queensland for the 1974 export season, apple

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growers in those States will receive payments additional to

those under the stabilization plan.

Tasmanian apple growers will receive an additional

amount of about $3.2 million provided jointly by the Australian

and Tasmanian Governments. In total, Tasmanian apple grov/ers

will receive about $5.1 million ($1.9 million under the stabil­ ization plan plus $3.2 million additional assistance).

In the case of Western Australia, apple growers will receive an additional amount of about $1 million under the joint

assistance arrangement .and total payments will amount to about

$1.6 million ($0.6 million under the stabilization plan plus

$1 million additional assistance).

Queensland apple growers will receive a total amount

of about $34,100, made up of $18,600 under the stabilization plan and $15,500 under the joint additional assistance arrangement.

CANBERRA

27TH NOVEMBER 1974