Wheat dust-up isolates director

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John Vanderspank says he doesn’t know what confidential information he’s accused of releasing and the wheat board isn’t saying


The Daisy Group has been working on behalf of the grain and oilseed farmers for 3 years now. That's a long time.

To date, there has been no news issued to the producers on what the lobby group has accomplished. As a director, and on behalf of his District, it was John's duty to ask about value for money spent and the return on investment. As you can see, the Wheat Board's reaction was to kill the messenger and not to address the District's concerns.

In my view, the next step for his District to take is to ask for an audit of Farm Products, and therefore the Wheat Board to see how they are managing their funding envelope. Are producers' check-offs being used for valid reasons?

It took 2 years of discussions with MPPs and farm leaders to get an audit of Agricorp. Let's hope we see one on Farm Products within the next year.

A Concerned Eastern Ontario Wheat Producer.

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