Farmers Once Again ELECT Pro-Wheat Board Directors - Stick That In Your Pipe You Right Wing Kooks!
“Four out of the five directors who were elected publicly support single-desk marketing,” said Wheat Board chair Allen Oberg, who was himself was re-elected. “Our numbers tell us that farmers are generally supportive of the organization. I think this election confirmed that.”
Single-desk marketing refers to the Wheat Board’s monopoly on selling grain and barley. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has personally pledged to dismantle the barley monopoly in favour of giving farmers more choice in their grains sales. Supporters of that agenda were disappointed by the vote, which saw three directors re-elected and two new faces – Stewart Wells, a former president of the left-leaning National Farmers Union, and John Sandborn, who has served with several Manitoba farmer cooperatives."
Globe & Mail