John Sandborn (image courtesy )



Shortening the amount of time it takes to adjust and approve Canadian Wheat Board payments is a priority for a Benito-area producer running in the Canadian Wheat Board director election in District 9.

"The delay in the initial price increases is something I've heard about from a number of farmers," says John Sandborn. "One of my objectives is speeding up the initial price increase and final payments to producers by having the farmer-elected directors have more say in the governance and policy issues of the Board."

Sandborn says points to the potash industry as an example of how farmers' benefit from a single desk.

"The discussion on potash and single desk marketing for the three potash producers has underscored the importance of single desk marketing to the thousands of grain farmers in western Canada," he says, referring to CanPotex, the international potash marketing and distribution company owned by Agrium, Mosaic and PotashCorp.

Ballots must be postmarked no later than midnight tonight (December 3rd). Election results will be announced December 12th.

Sandborn is running against Garry Draper of Lenore and Ernie Sirski of Dauphin. All three candidates shared their views on the Manitoba Farm Journal this week.

~ Wednesday, December 1, 2010 ~