I've got a quote here from Alberto Weisser, the chief executive officer of Bunge, the U.S grain-trading giant, who said the concept of the single desk is brilliant. The Wheat Board is one of the most successful grain marketing companies in the world. Our American competitors seem to envy the structure of the single desk. Something that Mr. Breitkreuz calls “lifting the iron curtain”, is in fact collective action for the well-being of the prairie producer.
How could it be anything but a good idea, to band together, to jointly share the risk and the profit of marketing our grain collectively?