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Paul MoleCountryman

Farmers are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars by AACL, after it is revealed the corporate cropper still has not made all of the final harvest payments from last year.

The company recently negotiated a $150 million deal with grain giant Glencore, but is telling some farmers that it will not front up with the remaining money owed until next year.

Instead, AACL said it was waiting for CBH to finalise payments on its wholesale pool, which, as per usual, is not expected until the March quarter, 2011.

Once that happens, AACL said the remaining money would be forwarded to growers.

But while AACL claimed it is simply routine, growers said the corporate cropper had not explained the situation to them.

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Carnamah farmer Cameron Levett is one of those farmers and is now owed more than $180,000 by AACL, which he said has repeatedly delayed final pool payments for the remaining 20 per cent of his grain.

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