Our Feb. 6, 1975 issue covered concerns that a recent grain price boom was softening, following reports that the Soviet Union and China had cancelled wheat and corn purchases from the U.S. The Canadian Wheat Board announced contracting programs for some new varieties, including Glenlea wheat, Wakooma durum, Beacon barley and Klages barley. The House of Commons Agriculture Committee approved a plan to set a higher price for domestic wheat sales. Dr. Keith Downey outlined plans to improve the maturity and fatty-acid profile of Canadian rapeseed, and Transport Minister Jean Marchand assured MP Ray Hnatyshyn that there were no plans to examine changes to the Crow Rate.
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