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BETTER FARMING TRAIN.

Expenditure Being Reviewed.

When Hie Better Farming Train, which is now touring the Gippsland district, waa at Clyde on Monday, the opinion was ex- pressed that in view of the depression of the State finances temporally discontinuance of the tours by the train shouid be, coiihiderc-d. Tile Minister for Agriculttno (Mr. Slater) said yesterday that the expenditure ou the train had proved of. iuestiinable value as a'-nicans of agricultiiral,cdiicatioii. In view of tlie need for economy, the expenditure was being reviewed.

Discontinuance of the Ucttcr Farming Train as a measure of economy in the pre- sent depression is not being considered by the Railways department. Ollicials of the department expressed surprise at the re port that some farmers bad criticised the expense incurred in the conduct of the train. They claim that, althouKk the train was not revenue producing, it liad beim of great benefit to the farming community.

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