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TAS Country : June 14th 2012
4 Tasmanian Country Friday, June 15, 2012 News PREVENTION THE KEY: Stephen Fowlie and dairy hand Ricky Kirkland on their Forest property. Get the saw Get the look! Receive a FREE R.M.Williams gift card, valued at up to $200, with qualifying Husqvarna chainsaw purchases* M M G F ! F EE 4 0.2cc " . g $959 TM . cc " . g $1249 .2cc " .7 g * At participating dealers only. Offer valid 1/4/12 - 31/7/12 or while stocks last. $299* Now only FREE 1 gift vo cher FREE 1 gift vo cher *Applicable to odels 4 e, 4 R, 4 , AT - ( 1 R.M.Willia s ift Card), 7 AT, 2 , 7 - ( 1 R.M.Willia s ift Card), 39 , 39 - ( 2 R.M.Willia s ift Card). Ter s and conditions apply. Offer available 1st April - 31st ly 2 12, or while stocks last. or further details please visit www hus a na o au Fo you nea est autho se Hus a na e al st eale all 1800 006 037 r Upper Burnie Mowers D v p r Mower Power H bar McDougall's Power Equipment a c Launceston Mower & hainsaw entre mithton Mowers orest & arden b r West ury Rural ervices 9 XP 7. cc 2 " 7. g $1899 FREE 2 gift vo cher 7 TM 67. cc 20" 6. g $1399 FREE 1 gift vo cher Chips down for spud growers HELEN KEMPTON DISEASE-FREE: Germinating local potato seeds TASMANIA'S potato farmers are worried a seed program that has kept the $100 million industry free from disease could be scrapped. A State Government spokesman said a working party made up of the Tas- mania Institute of Agricul- ture (which manages the Potato Seed Certification Program), DPIPWE and lo- cal growers would exam- ine the future of the service over the next 12 months. Farmers fear Tasmania will lose its certification rights and potato seed will be imported from Victoria rather than grown here. The certified seed potato production system was set up in the 1920s to ensure varietal purity and to control the seed-borne viruses that once devas- tated local crops. Oppo- sition primary industry spokesman Jeremy Rock- liff said Tasmanian certi- fied seed potatoes were among the best seed avail- able in the country. ''To take the certification process out of Tasmania for the sake of saving a few bucks is short-sighted in the extreme,'' Mr Rockliff said. ''The certification scheme is the foundation of our Tasmanian potato industry and our state has natural climatic advan- tages to allow quality disease control, par- ticularly with respect to virus control. ''We cannot afford to risk any further disease pressure in our agricul- tural industry, not to men- tion the local job losses that would eventuate from such a move.'' Businesses hit in advertising scam SCAM WARNING: Carolyn Baker ADVERTISERS have been warned to be wary of bogus operators who claim to represent Tasmanian Country in a bid to solicit money. Several businesses have reported they have been telephoned by people claiming to represent the newspaper and then demand money up front for advertisements. ''The way these Tasmanian busines- ses were treated was deplorable,''Tas- manian Country sales executive Caro- lyn Baker said. In one case a farmer's mother was verbally abused by the caller when she declined to advertise. Carolyn, who has 26 years' experi- ence with the Tasmanian Country and the Mercury, and fellow sales executive Matthew Parr have built up solid relationships with clients throughout Tasmania. ''I have known some of my clients personally for more than 20 years,'' Carolyn said. She said she was angry and dis- mayed that bogus operators had used the Tasmanian Country name to de- ceive advertisers. ''It is outrageous that unscrupulous operators ring clients and use mine or Matthew's name to solicit money,'' Carolyn said. Businesses targeted in the scam are urged to contact their bank to halt payments, and also to advise the police. If advertisers have any doubt, they should seek proper identification of the caller and telephone them back. Caro- lyn can be contacted on 62300 640 and Matthew Parr on 62300 752. Carolyn be- lieves in building long- standing re- lationships with clients. ''We aim to deliver the best results for clients and we work to a strict code of eth- ics,'' she said. ''We never ask for credit card details on the first call. We always send our clients an email proof of their advertise- ment, and information about Tasman- ian Country, and will never require payment before this happens. This helps build confidence in our clients that we are who we say we are, and shows to them what can be achieved.''
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