(Sept. 13, 2011) Our Wheat Board sells directly to private processors and even some governments in 70 countries around the world.

I was reminded of this fact when a young friend brought us traditional Chinese moon cakes to wish our family a good harvest.  Over tea he told us how his mother came to know of Canada.  In the 1960s his mother lived in Canton, deep in the south of China, where she got her first bag of Canadian wheat flour from the government store.

“The brilliant white colour and the rich smell were from another world” she said.  Canadian wheat, and the CWB opened the world to her and later she  made the long journey to Canada.

As the Chinese harvest festival passes, many of us do not know that it was an Albertan who opened the Chinese market to wheat and barley sold through the Canadian Wheat Board and ultimately brought my young friend to my farm at harvest.  Click here to read the story.

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