POLITICS
08/12/2011 10:20 EDT | Updated 10/12/2011 05:12 EDT

Canadian Wheat Board Monopoly Gets Backing From Farmers

AP

DAUPHIN, Man. - A large number of farmers who showed up at the latest Canadian Wheat Board information meeting in Manitoba appear to support the current structure of the organization.

About 300 people attended the fourth of seven meetings held in Dauphin Thursday night.

Board director Bill Toews (TAVES) says the majority of people attending the meetings are speaking out against the federal government's plan to dismantle the board's single-desk selling system.

Directors are criss-crossing the Prairies to make their case for the board's monopoly over the marketing of wheat and barley.

The meetings move into Alberta on Monday, starting in Medicine Hat.