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£56,288 Keren Hayesod Agricultural Outlay in One Month

A total of £56,288 was expended up to the month of October by the Colonization Department of the Palestine Zionist Executive from the funds placed at its disposal by the Keren Hayesod for the supply of draft animals, machinery, seeds, cattle, and poultry in the forty odd cooperative and individual holding settlements founded by the Fund. This huge outlay approximating half of the total Keren Hayesod agricultural budget of £125,000 is, of course, unusual and is made only once a year, at the beginning of the new agricultural season when most of the preparatory work must be commenced a little in advance of, or immediately after the first rains. In this month it is necessary to place at the disposal of the Zionist Settlers the necessary animals and machinery.