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Australian Agricultural Council: B.A.E Economic Surveys



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MINISTER FOR

PRIMARY INDUSTRY

AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURr1L COUNCIL B.A.E. FCON'OK[C SURV EYS

The Australian AgriculturalCouncil has commended the work of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics in conducting economic surveys of Australian agricultural industries. Ministers attending the Council's meeting at Mt. Hagen said the Bureau's work was of great importance in dealing with rural industry problems.

The Council was told that, with the economic studies of the pig and poultry industries being undertaken, virtually all major rural industries would have available to them reasonably up-to-date survey information. The Bureau was making it a practice now to

provide the industries being studied not simply with on-farm survey results but with an economic study of the industry, including market prospects and projections.

The Council was advised that some limited survey work was proposed for the honey industry in the near future. Field work was expected to begin soon for the survey of the pig industry and it was planned at this stage to begin field work for the survey of the poultry industry early in 1971.

Following an industry request for a re-survey of the citrus industry it was hoped to commence field work in the second half of 1971.

Mt. Hagen TPNG 30th June, 11970.