The Canadian Wheat Board has been travelling across Western Canada meeting with farm organizations and farmers to discuss the future of the CWB. Well at least thats what the intent was. In reality according to CWB District two Director, Jeff Nielsen the outcome was more of a lobby to grasp on to the single desk model.
In my discussion with Jeff his candidness is a result of his frustration with the lack of intention to adapt to the new realities of August 2012. As we have discussed previously on RealAgriculture.com, the lack of willingness to think about life after the single desk is concerning. What also is bizarre is some of the groups that have attended the sessions across the three provinces. For example the Communist Party of Canada attended in Alberta and was handing out information and recruiting members. some of the other concerns and interesting points at the Alberta meetings was the same people asking the same questions at all three meetings. Hmmmm…….
Please listen to my interview with Jeff Nielsen and let me know what you think about the travelling road show and the plebiscite results coming soon.
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