State Trading Deregulation and Prairie Durum Wheat Production

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Author(s): Colin A. Carter and Shon FergusonYear: 2020 Title: Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics Volume (No.): 68 (1) Pages: 107–116
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We estimate the impact of the 2012 removal of the Canadian Wheat Board's (CWB) single‐desk on the spatial pattern of durum wheat acres in Western Canada. We analyze changes in durum seeded acres with a panel regression and Census Agricultural Region data from 2004 to 2016. Our results indicate that removal of the CWB single‐desk had a significant impact on total durum production in Western Canada. In addition, we find that the spatial distribution of durum wheat acres shifted away from marginal durum‐growing areas and toward drier areas, an increase in specialization that arguably improved the efficiency of resource allocation.

Carter, Colin A. and Shon Ferguson (2020), "State Trading Deregulation and Prairie Durum Wheat Production". Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 68(1), 107–116.

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