Jeff Nielsen: “Why I Left The CWB Board of Directors”

The CWB board of directors takes yet another hit with its latest resignation. CWB District 2 Director Jeff Nielsen has made the decision to step down, a decision based primarily on his and what he feels are his constituents opposition to the use of pool funds in fighting the governments decision to eliminate the board monopoly. While that issue may have been the tipping point, he also feels that a majority of producers in and outside of his district want this change, and that the current direction of the Canadian Wheat Board stands in opposition to that.

Jeff’s comments, including his prior interview with RealAgriculture, haven’t sat well with other members of the board.  In fact our interview had a part in getting Jeff suspended for the November Board of Directors meeting.  I spoke to Jeff Nielsen about his decision to leave and his “outsider” status within the CWB.

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Shaun Haney

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