Author: AM 1250/Mix 96 News
The Saskatchewan agrivision corporation has released a discussion paper titled "Restructuring The Grains And Oilseeds Industry".  Executive Director Al Scholz says the document's main assertion is the system is broken, and leaving it alone is not an option.  He adds it also poses possible scenarios of how it might look in the future.  One suggestion is the death of the family farm, and the rise of large scale integrated corporate operations.  Another is the survival of the family farm through massive monetary support from public coffers.  Scholz notes the intention of the report is to get society, producers, and government officials thinking about what they want as a food production system.  He stresses if the family farm is to survive a decision in its favour needs to be made very soon as it's almost too late.