Posts from "June, 2011"

Farmers, consultant weigh in on CWB changes

And here are more thoughts from producers and one consultant about plans and comments made regarding changes to the Canadian Wheat Board. Gerald in Alberta writes:  “In your June 21 Blog regarding CWB and “the tribe has spoken” you stated: “There should be a whole team of people working for the board with expertise in

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Lumsden ag summit fixes all agricultural problems

The final communiqué from the first annual G-3 Agricultural Summit held at Lumsden, Saskatchewan last week, got over shadowed by media attention to the new Sakundiak/Meridan unloading auger, so I felt it necessary to draw specific attention to this meeting, which will likely change agriculture as you know it. The G-3 leaders as none of

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Farmer thoughts on CWB columns

I went through the mountain of comments I received on a couple recent blogs dealing with the Canadian Wheat Board (okay so far there have been five, but I go for quality and not quantity). Following the first blog June 20, “The Canadian Wheat Board needs to realize the tribe has spoken”: Richard writes: “The

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Further reflection on the CWB future

Nothing bugs me more than when facts and a good counter-argument conflict with or confuse my views. Does that spoil a party or what? I’m not saying that after now reading Allen Oberg’s speech on what’s ahead for the Canadian Wheat Board reverses my thoughts from a couple days ago (i.e. June 20 blog –

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Incorporating innovation

The Western Canada Farm Progress Show is now in the books for another year. The last couple of shows have seen significant changes, primarily because the organizers have been increasingly focusing on the new innovations presented by exhibitors.  Prairie manufacturers have been using the event to introduce their new products for several years now, so

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CWB needs to realize “the tribe has spoken”

Canadian Wheat Board chair Allan Oberg may need a trip to the woodshed to help him move forward with his thinking on CWB reform, rather than dwell on the 75-year-old past. I didn’t hear Oberg’s speech to Canadian Wheat Board “supporters” at the Farm Progress Show in Regina last week, but I did watch his

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This week’s Regina farm show

If you’re a fan of farm machinery shows—and who isn’t—be sure to take in the Agritechnica preview presentation, which will be held during the second day of the Western Canada Farm Progress show. On Thursday, the 16th, representatives from Agritechnica, the world’s premier machinery show, will be making a presentation about their next show. It

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Western Grains searches for new exec. director

The organization that has been supporting development of new wheat and barley varieties in Western Canada for 20 years is looking for a new executive director. The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) based in Saskatoon hopes to have a short list of candidates to consider by early July, says board chairman Keith Degenhardt. And WGRF

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