Author: Golden West Radio Ag Network
Prairie durum producers have shared their thoughts on how the Canadian Wheat Board operates and the agency has listened. 

In response there are some changes for the 2006/07 crop year with respect to durum.  Garry Pichlyk, Senior Manager of Farmer Services, says one new program will kick in during a poor growing year.  There will be a new durum select contract that will provide an incentive to preserve the highest quality grain for premium markets.  Other changes include a move from three down to two contracts, series 'A' and 'B'. 

Producers on durum contract may also be subject to a bin audit to verify stocks.  Assuming a normal harvest and grade pattern for Canadian Western Amber Durum the Board will move to guaranteed delivery certificates for numbers four and five C.W.A.D.