The conference, Operating Successfully in a New Grain Marketing Environment: Issues Facing Farmers, Agribusiness and Government, is also supported by the University of Manitoba, University of Lethbridge, University of Alberta and the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.
Conference sessions include:
* How would a voluntary Canadian Wheat Board operate?
* What is the most effective design for futures markets in wheat, durum and barley? What are the fundamentals of an efficient futures market?
* What will happen to rail freight rates and level of service?
* How would grain-related trade disputes be addressed?
* How would wheat quality be affected and managed?
* How do we effectively use the ports of Churchill and Prince Rupert?
* How would producer cars and short line railways be used in the new system?
* How will grain logistics and crisis management be handled?
December 12 and 13, 2011
Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre
2002 Airport Drive
More information including agenda and registration is available at the conference website, www.kis.usask.ca/GrainConference.html
For more information, contact:
Professor Emeritus Gary Storey
College of Agriculture and Bioresources
University of Saskatchewan