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NFF President to host US Consul General at Walcha

8 June 2011

The President of the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) Jock Laurie will this week host the recently appointed US Consul General Niels Marquardt on his farm near Walcha.

The Consul General will visit Mr Laurie's property on Thursday 9 June as part of a two-day familiarisation tour of northern NSW.

The visit to the property will include a tour of Mr Laurie’s mixed farming operation, including fine wool sheep, cross-bred lambs and cattle.

Mr Laurie said the Consul General’s visit is important in further establishing the relationship between Australia and the US, a major agricultural trading partner.

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