by: Cam Dahl and Dean Dias
The Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) and Cereals Canada are moving forward towards an amalgamated organization. This is a positive development. If one were to start with a blank page in designing how the cereal grains sector were to be represented, we would not have started with two separate organizations. But that is not how the sector has developed. Moving operations into a single organization under the direction of a single Board of Directors is part of the ongoing evolution of the industry.
I became part of the agriculture industry four years ago. Shortly after, I wrote, “Agriculture: My Journey so far”. It was a reflection on my first six months working in this amazing sector. Despite being new to agriculture I knew I had found where I belonged!
Have you ever heard of new crop missions?
Probably not. Most farmers I’ve talked to over the past couple of months have never heard of them. But they are a critical component of our sales process to our overseas buyers, and this year, I have the privilege of being the farmer on the durum trip.
Cereals Canada is a national, not-for-profit organization that brings a broad and diverse collaboration of partners from all sectors of the cereals value chain.
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About Cereals Canada
The cereals sector in Canada is currently undergoing a time of transition. Traditionally the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) had filled the role of industry coordinator for many issues like market development and research direction.
Cereals Corner is a monthly editorial from our President, Cam Dahl. Find out what’s on the mind of the President in regards to the latest news in the cereals industry in Canada and abroad.