The Canadian Wheat Board

October 2015 – In 2012, Parliament passed legislation to eliminate the Canadian Wheat Board’s monopoly on grain marketing. This summer the Board’s assets were sold off and it became a company called G3 Global Grain Group. This is an introduction to the Wheat Board: what did it do? What has the effect of eliminating it been? We speak with Doug Scott, a board member with Canada’s National Farmers Union. Then we talk to Al Loyns, past president of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society, and formerly an agricultural economist with the University of Manitoba.