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Farm Incomes

Volume 21: debated on Tuesday 30 March 1982

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will take steps to increase general farm income by encouraging the growing of cereals on marginal land and by ensuring that any extra costs go to increasing output and investment in machinery.

It is for individual farmers to reach their own decisions on the balance between the husbandry and the profitability of the various alternatives open to them.