Joint op-ed by Chairman of U.S. Wheat Associates and President of Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association
Wheat Growers in the United States and Canada support cross-border trade and open wheat market
Since the end of the Canadian Wheat Board’s government monopoly control over the marketing of western Canadian wheat, there has been a great deal of change in the Canadian wheat industry and positive modernization of many regulations. One of the most significant changes to come from marketing freedom for wheat farmers has been the growth in sales of Canadian wheat into the U.S. market.
Currently, Canadian farmers delivering wheat into the U.S. receive equitable treatment with grain grown south of the border; however, because of legislation and regulation that existed for years before the marketing freedom changes came to western Canada, U.S. producers who currently deliver wheat into Canada automatically receive the lowest grade, regardless of the quality or variety of grain, even if the variety is registered in Canada.
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