Yes boards are very help to the people they serve, the government love them because they don't pay for them and all they are made up of are gentleman farmers with political or big commercial interests. We all know the out come, because the agenda is aready set, some words and busness as usual. If the Industry wants change first thing is to get rid of the whole board, that have political ties with government. Government departments can't run without produce or justify their existance without farmers. If the provence won't talk turkey by pass them, go to fedral legisation deal with them, refuse to pay any and obey their taxes on mass. Get the changes needed to operate a farm, no hinder it and any changes must go through with a majority vote not a back door one. Because if you don't one by one you will fall. Like the meat works.
Good points everyone.
I have been on a couple of boards and it is a real challenge for part time participants to do much more than try to be positive and ask for help from the politicians. You can play the mad guy and demand assistance for your farmers but in the end, the politicians have all the power.
I like the idea of selling directly to the consumer, but it just won't work for the large percentage of our agriculture production...we need large domestic and export markets.
I also agree with Easter, we all need to grow tougher cajones and get the job done.