Canada Increase's Wheat Exports to Asia
Wed Mar 13, 2013 07:35 AM CDT

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones) -- Canada's abolition of the single desk monopoly in wheat trade last year is expected to boost production and exports, and the country plans to step up sales to Southeast Asia, a state minister said Wednesday.

The Canadian Wheat Board's monopoly in wheat trade ended when the new marketing year started in August.

"End to the monopoly will make Canadian wheat more competitive and there may be some switch in cultivation from other crops, which is also needed to maintain yields," Alanna Koch, Deputy Minister for Agriculture in Saskatchewan province, the country's top exporter of agricultural products, ...

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