The Federal Government has released the summary report of the recommendations made at its marketing choice roundtable held in July. The event's focus was to discuss how the Canadian Wheat Board would look in a dual marketing environment for wheat and barley.
The report covers 3 main sections; the future structure of the board, necessary financial and marketing instruments, and implementation steps.
The summary states the board of the future may be a commercial entity, preferably farmer owned and controlled, and would be responsible for the development of its own business focus, services, and structure.
The report also stresses it should be sufficiently financed at start up to have the opportunity to succeed, but the money should be primarily through private capital rather than public funds.
As for a timeline for implementation, the summary suggests the 2007-08 crop year.