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AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations.
AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations.
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AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations. AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations.
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Multi origin grain was hardly an amazing success story for AWB in Brazil!!!! How about
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Wrong! Volume fluctuations are largely seasonal and are generally predictable. Unexpected drop
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No problems Wally buy up every wool growing property in the country and you can then control the
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