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OUR HISTORY: December 9, 1971

Our Dec. 9, 1971 issue described a pending trial to test the feasibility of a 90-car unit train from an inland terminal to Vancouver. It also announced the creation of a new producer marketing board to replace the Manitoba Hog Marketing Commission. It would establish a quota of 5,000 hogs per year. Producers wishing to sell more would need a licence from the marketing board. Agriculture Minister Sam Uskiw said the regulation was to prevent the establishment of large, integrated complexes without the board s approval. It is not designed to prevent efficient hog producers from enlarging the scale and scope of their operations, Uskiw said.

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