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Updated: 7th January 2019 10:09

Alberta farm group says respect CWB vote

The largest voice for Alberta's farmers wants the federal government to respect the results of the Canadian Wheat Board plebiscite on wheat and barley marketing.

Ottawa must honour the wishes of farmers who voted for the status quo, says Wild Rose Agricultural Producers. (Canadian Press)

The largest voice for Alberta's farmers wants the federal government to respect the results of the Canadian Wheat Board plebiscite on wheat and barley marketing.

A majority of farmers who voted in this summer's plebiscite supported the wheat board's single-desk marketing of both grains.

Wild Rose Agricultural Producers says in a release that it's incumbent on Ottawa to honour the wishes of Western producers who voted for the status quo and move forward on that basis.

The Conservative government has said it will not honour the results of the plebiscite and intends to legislate an end to the board's monopoly.

 

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