Proposed federal government legislation would eliminate the Canadian Wheat Board's (CWB) single-desk marketing system. This farmer-owned agency allows prairie farmers to compete head-on with large international grain companies.
Dismantling the CWB would hurt more than just farmers:
Farmers own the CWB. It is a $5 billion company with a strong international reputation - and it returns every penny of profit to prairie farmers. Eliminating the CWB would rob farmers of these advantages. Forever. That's why farmers have always supported the CWB in the past. And why farmers should decide its future.
Whereas the federal government's unilateral move to end the current Canadian Wheat Board would jeopardize returns to farmers, over 2,000 Manitoba jobs, an internationally recognized head office in Winnipeg, and the Port of Churchill, I support the right of farmers to decide the future of their grain marketing agency.
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