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Using the new CWB

While not all farmers plan to use the CWB once it no longer has a monopoly, there may be some pricing benefits

The new CWB has the potential to fill a very important niche in a farmer’s wheat marketing toolbox. If used properly, the CWB will be able to effectively play the role of a farmer’s personal hedge account. Uncertain basis levels and quality discounts allow a wheat marketer to make the case that if a farmer […] Read more

Setting the price of wheat

Over the past few months Western Canadian farmers have had the opportunity to see their local grain companies’ versions of the price of Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS). There is a great deal of difference among different companies’ cash bids. Companies explain that these differences are due to marketing uncertainty, unique quality characteristics and lack […] Read more