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Cathy Holtslander

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Apr 14, 2016, 7:36:34 PM4/14/16
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The research paper can be downloaded from the link in the press release below.

Here is some coverage of the research paper –

·       http://www.manitobacooperator.ca/daily/post-cwb-review-flags-grain-trade-inefficiency

·       http://discoverhumboldt.com/com-commedia-settings/ag-news/10199-farmers-receiving-less-since-loss-of-canadian-wheat-board

·       http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/agriculture/cwba+says+single+desk+removal+cost+farmers+billions/11850070/story.html

Cathy

 

From: CWBA Media [mailto:me...@cwbafacts.ca]
Sent: April-12-16 1:35 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: CWBA releases new research paper

 

CWBA releases new research paper
www.cwba.ca

On April 13, 2016 at 10 AM Alberta/Sask. 11 AM Manitoba, the Canadian Wheat Board Alliance will be releasing a research paper written by a PhD candidate from the University of Saskatchewan. 

The paper is titled:  “An evaluation of the present situation for Western Canadian grain farmers within a historical context”

Members of the media are invited to join a tel-conference to hear an overview of the research paper by its author, Laura Larsen, and to ask questions on April 13, 2016 at 10 AM Alberta/Sask. 11 AM Manitoba.  CWBA spokespeople and former farmer-elected Directors of the Canadian Wheat Board will also be available during the call.  Call in numbers can be found at the bottom of this notice.

The introduction and summary should take about 15 minutes and reporters will then be free to pose their questions.

The paper provides a convenient outline of times a single-desk wheat marketing agency has been created in Canada to mitigate the effects of a non-competitive global grain oligarchy and the results when those marketing agencies have been discontinued. 

Using recent audited data the paper compares the excess transportation costs downloaded onto producers of non-board grains over the past decade to the transportation costs for grains under the single-desk Canadian Wheat Board.

The paper puts these excess costs into a historical perspective by reviewing the functions the single-desk Wheat Board performed and the effects of ending those services to prairie farmers. 

Copies of the paper, the introductory and summary remarks will be available on our web site at 9:30 AM Ab/Sk. 10:30 AM Mb. April 13th at: directly from:  http://www.cwbafacts.ca/cwba-research-paper-april-2016/

PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE WEB LINK WILL NOT BE OPEN BEFORE 9:30 AM Ab/Sk. 10:30 AM Mb. April 13th

Tel-conference call:

AB (403)775-1298,
SK (306)500-2300 or (306)993-0674,
MB (204)272-9431 BC (604)482-1962
Participant code:  614459#  

http://www.cwbafacts.ca/media/

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