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Thursday, 10 July 1930

Farmers and the officials of their organizations feel that the Federal Government unduly delayed the bringing on of the bill, and that the Senate, knowing the unprepared position of Victoria to handle a State pool, took advantage of the situation.

Whatever the result of next week's interstate ministerial conference may be, it will be poor consolation to the men who have increased this year's wheat area in the hope of obtaining the 4s. a bushel guaranteed by the Federal Government through the proposed pool.

It will mean, in many cases, that farmers who have toiled for three or four years without obtaining any profit from their wheat may again have to take world parity and suffer probable losses.

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