CAMROSE, Alta. — The next to last public information meeting on the future of the Canadian Wheat Board is to be held tonight in Camrose, Alta.
Hundreds of farmers from across the Prairies have parked their tractors at home to attend meetings about the board’s single-desk selling system.
The federal government plans to end the board’s marketing monopoly on western wheat and barley sales this fall.
Board chairman Allen Oberg told farmers Monday night in Medicine Hat, Alta., that the meetings are their last chance to have a say.
The final meeting is in Falher in Alberta’s Peace River farming district on Wednesday.
The board is also holding a plebiscite on its future, but federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has said he’ll ignore the results.