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300, 650-Gallon Tanks For Farmers In The Southern Belt

Calling Farmers | May 22, 2015
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, through RADA, will be spending 10 million dollars this week, to provide some 300, 650-gallon tanks and water to farmers in the southern belt of the country.
Presenter: Anjuii James-Sawyers
Producer: Anjuii James-Sawyers
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