Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Edmonton area, A.B.
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C'mon guys, ok, so I support the idea of a wheat board, but of course I dont support what it was the last decade or so of existence, as the government corrupted it from its intended design.
In saying that, these well funded checkoff schemes are just simply little pool players in governments pocket, simply make work projects which employ hundreds of people doing stuff the government sees fit. If they were actually for us, then they would be 100% listening to our needs, not telling us what we want or need.
If your idea of "fighting for us" is their managment team calling the minister of agriculture and asking if he would like prime rib or kobe beef for their meeting in florida to discuss Monsanto's terms... Then yes, they are fighting for us.
Let get real for a few minutes here, the government never cares about farmers, never did or will. We have no voting voice, we don't pay for their campaigns... We are just here to produce food as humanly cheap as possible (and with checkoffs, scientifically and genetically as well) and to create more agri jobs.
That is our purpose for them, weather we make a dollar or die trying, someone will always try seed every acre possible of canadian lands, every year.
Now if checkoffs went to a completely farmer owned organization which actually faught the government, sued them, held companies accountable, sued them, and listened to/managed by farmers ... Now that is something worth funding! But hey, that sounds like too much of a good thing, sounds like a wheat board idea.