Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

A Wish List for Rural Producers; Thanks for Your Support in 2011 and Merry Christmas from the Bush Telegraph Team

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

A Wish List for Rural Producers; Thanks for Your Support in 2011 and Merry Christmas from the Bush Telegraph Team

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Byline: TONI SOMES

BILLY Clegg is wishing for a sunny day on December 25 and if he is really good maybe Co fingers crossed Co there'll be a new pirate sword under the Christmas tree.

Like Billy, many in the Southern Downs' rural sector will also have good weather and renewed energy to keep fighting the good fight on their 2011 Christmas wish list.

AgForce president and Stanthorpe landholder Brent Finlay summed up the thoughts of many landholders when he described what was at the top of his Santa list this season.

C[pounds sterling]I would like governments that value, support and encourage food and fibre producers rather than putting up roadblocks that hamstring sustainable farm businesses,C[yen] he said.

Others, like Leyburn hay maker Ann Collins, have high hopes for another good season, coupled of course with enough dry days to keep those in her trade happy.

John Dee Warwick manager Warren Stiff would prefer this festive period passed without the drama of water views appearing below his Wheatvale home. …

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