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(CTV News)   Today farmers in western Canada are allowed to sell wheat to whoever they want for the first time. Those in the east were apparently allowed to do whatever they wanted. Anyone need a bushel of rye? I got the good stuff   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Wheat Board, prairies, Pierre Trudeau, wheat, competitive markets  
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2012-08-01 03:12:10 PM  
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As an Albertan with a family background of farmers and ranchers, this is a pretty big deal. Of course, it'll once again benefit the large producers at the expense of the small, who see the greatest advantage from economies of scale.

Yet more pressure on the existence of the family farm. And those farmers that want the gummint out of their lives will once again be screaming for help when drought or flood or wind or some other catastrophe levels their crops, leaving them high and dry. The CWB was a shining institution of collective bargaining of their own creation, one that farmers are now willingly giving away.

But hey, they're also the ones that will benefit or lose from the loss of market certainty. At least their fate is now entirely in their own hands.

/anyone want to discuss the Crow rate?
2012-08-01 03:12:25 PM  
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KhanAidan: Kredal: Want some rye? Course ya do!

Came here on the off chance of a Zork reference. Leaving surprised and satisfied.

151 proof, you hit the roof.
2012-08-01 12:30:48 PM  
1 vote:
Bushel? No. Bottle? GIMME.
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