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Thursday, 26 June 1930

17,000,000 Acres under Crop this Year.

The Commonwealth Statistician has figures on which he predicts a new wheat record for Australia of 17.000.000 acres under crop.

A.   special war effort in 1915-16 established the standing record of 12,484,512 acres.

On latest returns, Canada (nearly 38 per cent.) has displaced Russia as the world's greatest wheat exporter.

Australia has climbed from lowest to fourth position, contributing nearly 12 per cent. of the world's supply.

The time is rapidly approaching when the Commonwealth as a world's wheatproducing country will come into its own. Official publications issued by the Government of the United States of America suggest that the most serious problem likely to come before it in the near future is the feeding of its vast population which already numbers 125,000,000. It would seem, therefore, that in the course of a few years Australia should be in a particularly favorable position as a supplier of wheat to other countries.


Senator Sir Hal Colebatch - If costs of production can be reduced ;that is the only way to do it.







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