- Jul 7, 2014
- Winnipeg MB CA
The farmers were forced to sell at the price set by the Wheat Board. They were not allowed to opt out.Forced to sell at any price? Or just forced to sell?
Were they allowed to opt out?
Or did the government force them to sign contracts ?
I know canadian farming is diff than our but since our family farm was in the end a land rental business vs farming I dont know how these deals work.
The rationale was that the Wheat Board could get the farmers a better average price overall than they (the farmers) could get individually.
About a dozen or so years ago the (new) federal government allowed farmers to opt out, which many did. Not surprisingly, the Wheat Board suddenly began offering the farmers better prices.