A spokesperson for the Canadian Wheat Board says farmers deserve objective and accurate assessments of the board's performance.

Maureen Fitzhenry says she's disappointed with a new report from the C-D Howe Institute.

She says the report compares daily-posted Montana elevator prices for wheat to returns from a now-obsolete board pricing program, claiming this serves as a window on the board's overall performance.

Fitzhenry says the report is based on false assumptions and oversimplified numbers.

Friday was the deadline for ballots to be postmarked for wheat board director. Results should be made known on Dec. 6th or 7th.

Agricultural commentator Kevin Hursh says the current power struggle in Ottawa make the possibility of dual marketing seem remote.