Press Release: U of S Led Team Examines the Value of CWB Single Desk to Barley Producers
December 22, 2006
An in-depth analysis of Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) marketing of barley by a research trio from the University of Saskatchewan and two U.S. universities shows consistent benefits for producers under the single-desk system.
The Canadian Wheat Board and Barley Marketing report was completed for the CWB.
"Given the upcoming barley plebiscite in January, we thought it was important to provide these research results to producers," said U of S agricultural economist Richard Gray, who co-authored the report.
The report provides an overview of world barley trade for both malting and feed barley and has a review of recent feed barley studies. Analysis looked at actual CWB sales contract data for the 1995/96 to 2003/04 crop years. Major findings include:
Gray's co-authors on the report are Andrew Schmitz (Ben Hill Griffith Chair, University of Florida) and Troy G. Schmitz (Associate Professor, Arizona State University). Copies are available for download at www.kis.usask.ca.
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