Jeff Nielsen (Dist. 2) Discusses the First CWB Board Meeting Since the Election

With change coming for the Canadian Wheat Board this weeks board meeting would of been very interesting.  To only be a fly on the wall in Winnipeg this week.  How the CWB reacts in the short and long term has everyone speculating and guessing.

I talked to Jeff Nielsen, CWB Board Member from District 2 about this weeks board meeting.  I asked Jeff the following questions:

  • What was the mood of the meeting?
  • Will the CWB survive without a single desk?
  • Is the CWB likely to argue for the single desk staying or focus on the new strategy?
  • Is 14 months enough time to make this change happen?
  • Can this change still be stopped?
  • What are some of the future opportunities for the CWB?


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One Comment

Kent Erickson

Very good interview with Jeff and a very candid approach to the issue. I am eager to see the outcomes of the boards actions over the next few months. I hope to see a proactive approach to help producers with the transition and not a resistant approach that could harm and positive world grain market that we have.


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