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NEW SOUTH WALES FARMERS' ASSOCIATION PROTEST PRESIDENT BUSH'S EXPORT ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM

 NEW SOUTH WALES FARMERS' ASSOCIATION PROTEST PRESIDENT BUSH'S
 EXPORT ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM
 SYDNEY, Australia, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- President Bush is totally wrong to claim that his expanded Export Enhancement Program (EEP) for wheat will not hurt Australian farmers, as it will actually cost Australia $500 million (Aust), the leader of Australia's largest farm group said today.
 John Crawford, president of the New South Wales Farmers' Association, said wheat subsidies reduce world prices for all grains.
 Crawford has called on the Australian government to consider ending the nominal rents the United States pays for its military bases in Australia and start charging the United States a rent that reflects the cost to Australia of the EEP.
 Crawford states that Bush's hypocritical stand on European subsidies is exposed by his own USDA figures that predict a lower European grain crop in the coming season, thereby making a lessening of EEP payments logical, not a rise.
 "Mr. Bush is engaging in a vote-buying exercise in the grain states which will be paid for by Mr. and Mrs. Suburban America and so bankrupting the next generations of Americans. City-based Americans must realize they are also paying for Mr. Bush's trade folly and that the money does not go to U.S. farmers, but to multi-national grain trading companies."
 Crawford said recent reforms to the European Common Agricultural Policy, coupled with this latest EEP expansion were making the United States appear to be the "bad boy" of world trade, rather than Europe.
 "It took one phone call for Mr. Bush to get Australian military support for the battle against Saddam Hussein. We are America's allies, but with friends like America you probably don't need enemies," Crawford said.
 "The EEP payments will further weaken Australia's drought ravaged economy and devalue the Australian dollar," Crawford concluded.
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 /CONTACT: John Crawford or Bob Lawrence of New South Wales Farmers' Association, Australia 02-251-1700/ CO: New South Wales Farmers' Association ST: Australia IN: SU:


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