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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD NOWfllMr Pros and cons of rapeseed sales system By JIM NEAVES EDMONTON Prairie producers of rapeseed will know early next year whether they have decided to make a major change in the ray they market their so Cinderella crop. A to be conducted by will be held Dec. 3-14 imong eligible allowing .hem to vote for retention of Jie present open-market sell- ng to place all narketing under Canadian vheat board or remain undecided. Announced by Otto minister responsible for the wheat the vote will re- quire a 60-per-cent majority. The results of the poll will not firmly commit the federal government to making any changes. Rapeseed's rise to promi- nence since it was introduced in Western Canada in 1942 led to its being called the Cinderella crop. Initially used to provide oil for ship lubrica- tion during the Second World rapeseed now is used ex- tensively as an edible oil. During the 1970-71 crop rapeseed production reached 100 million bushels and annual exports reached .half that amount. There have been sporadic demands that marketing of the oilseed be placed under wheat board control. In each of the last three years the Canadian Federation of Agriculture called for an op- portunity for producers to ex- press their views. VOTE STACKED The National Farmers Union and the Saskatchewan wheat pool claim the vote is in favor of retaining the present marketing system. E.K. Turner of Opm Thura. and Frl. Until 9 p.m. Si PHOTO 419 STH STREET SOUTH PHONE 388-6661 ELMO On This Complete MOVIE OUTFIT Elmo 108 Super 8 Camera Sugg. List... Our price now Elmo VP-A Projector Sugg. List... Our price now l60 Total Value... Our Price Only Special Package Price 40x40 screen only..... wheat pool says the undecided voter not be allowed to affect the out- come of the Roy Atkinson of NFU says the vote is not democratic and majority should not the Mr. Turner said the vote is just the could have M per cent voting to switch to the wheat five percent voting to retain the present open- market system and the other 37 per cent undecided. would mean there would be no change and the ballot obviously is loaded in favor of retaining the present marketing A.M. Runciman of Win- president of United Grain recent annual meeting in Edmonton voted retain the open- market many of the farm organizations involv- ed in the dispute are not credible. Many farm organ- izations may have rapeseed growers ainong their membership but have others that have no interest in the crop. NOT BOTHERED Mr. shrugs off all criticism of the balloting procedure selected. if a lot of people are undecided it is not the time to make a major change and that is what is involved in moving to the wheat board The Winnipeg Commodity formerly the grain has been running full-page advertisements in Prairie farm publications urg- ing retention of the open- market system it provides the highest prices in the short term in the long real prices ar- tificially established by a group of civil There has been speculation that loss of rapeseed could se- riously affect the operation of the which traded more than bushels dur- ing the last 12 months. The exchange maintains prices should be set by the buyer and seller but critics of the open-market system cite such shortcomings as daily price the weakness of auction-type and the problems of co-ordinating marketing with handling and transportation. Supporters of wheat board control say their would help eradicate the un- certainty of supply that makes marketing difficult on the open-market system. NO DOUBT James McAnsh of Van- executive director of the Rapeseed Association of Canada has no doubt about the vote's outcome. no question that producers will vote to retain the present marketing he adding that he was mystified when the Saskatchewan Wheat staunch advocate of the wheat board membership earlier this month in the association. FARMERS QUALIFY WITHOUT INSURANCE Attend our In-store demonstration by Mr. John ol Arrow Photo- graphic Corp. demonstrating the Elmo Super 8 Movie Cameras and Friday and Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. EDMONTON Farmers do not have to buy all-risk crop insurance to qualify under the provincial government's guaranteed loan program designed to help in areas hit by drought or wet weatherduring the 1973 grow- ing Agriculture Minister Dr. Hugh Homer said here. Dr. in a said the stipulation that a farmer had to have been a participant in crop insurance last year or prepared to sign up for the program next year has been withdrawn. Dr. Glen deputy agriculture said the Alberta Crop and Hail In- surance Board could not yet indicate the exact premium or amount of coverage for next year and it was felt it was better to abandon the stipula- tion rather than commit farmers to an unknown premium. Dr. Homer said while par- ticipation in the crop in- surance substantial- ly improved by the federal and provincial governments this now is not farmers should continue to take advantage of the benefits. is designed to cover emergency crop situations by enabling farmers to insure against natural hazards such as occurred this The province pays the interest for the first year on all loans under the million program. The loans are based on an acre to a maximum of for each farm. 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