In defence of the Canadian Wheat Board: The single desk is a source of justice in a volatile industry

Boehm, Terry
September 2011
Briarpatch;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p40
The author discusses the plan of Agricultural Minister Gerry Ritz and Prime Minister Stephen Harper to end the Canadian Wheat Board single desk in August 2012. He notes that the Canadian Wheat Board is a wheat and barley marketing agency for western Canadian farmers and the single desk serves as the source of justice in a volatile industry. He adds that the Wheat Board marketing and single-desk selling attract hundreds of millions of more dollars to farmers each year.


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