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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3
Western Australia, Wheat, Wheat marketing
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The "Fair Average Quality" standard (which custom has abbreviated to "F.A.Q.") originated in South Australia in 1888 soon after that State entered the export wheat market. It was designed as a wheat trading standard to meet the needs of overseas buyers and was later adopted by the other Australian States.
Sutton, G L.
"The basic principles of wheat marketing—part I,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 2:
4, Article 3.
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