But the entire crowd wasn't supportive of the single desk powers the C.W.B. holds.

Yesterday's rally in support of the Canadian Wheat Board also contained a pro marketing choice component.

Rolf Penner operates a 1,700 acre mixed farm near Morris, and believes farmers have the right to sell grain to whomever they see fit.


Penner admits the C.W.B. does offer a program which allows growers to sell grain to buyers in the U.S.

He feels it's incredibly difficult to use though, and doesn't offer producers much value.


Penner says, despite the vocal opposition to the Conservatives plan to dismantle the Board's monopoly powers, Agriculture Minister Chcuk Strahl needs to stay the course.


He stresses there is a significant number of Western Canadian farmers who want to sell their own grain.