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29.7.09

The Sting.

Timbercorp liquidators have convinced three banks - ANZ, Westpac and Bank of Scotland - to stump up the $3.4 million needed to truck 1.6 billion bees to the Murray region in an attempt to save the $100 million almond crop.

But is it too late?

"The order for the bees was required to be placed on 16 July, and as a result of the delay no guarantee as to the effectiveness of the pollination can be given, but we remain hopeful," (liquidator) Mr Korda said.

1 comment:

jo said...

F'in banks is what i have to say.
I hope for the farmers sake it works.