The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association endorses the federal government’s decision to cover all Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) wind-up costs associated with the end of the CWB monopoly.
The Canadian Wheat Board reports crop development across the Canadian prairies ranges from ahead of normal in Manitoba to normal in Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Farmers now have delivery points all across Western Canada to market their grain with the Canadian Wheat Board.
The Canadian Wheat Board reports, despite unusually warm March weather, spring seeding is close to on par with normal.
The CWB officially launched its new programs for a new grain-marketing era. Pool and cash contracts for wheat, durum and malting barley are now available, backed by CWB expertise and government guarantees.
The CWB announced that it has reached its first agreement for grain handling services, with programs for farmers to be rolled out by the end of the month.
The Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) will offer farmers a full portfolio of grain-marketing programs in the 2012-13 crop year, including pooling options, futures contracts and cash prices.
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz met with the reinvigorated Canadian Wheat Board as they begin working together in the best interests of western Canadian wheat and barley farmers and position the voluntary marketing entity for success in an open market.
The board of directors of the Canadian Wheat Board have elected Bruce Johnson as its new chair. Mr. Johnson, a Regina business executive, has served as a CWB director since 2006.
Today, CWB President and CEO Ian White, issued a statement in regards to the passage of Bill C-18 and the 2012-13 marketing year.