The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission has formally installed its new Board of Directors.

The first meeting of the new Board took place yesterday.

Laura Reiter is the new Board chair and farms with her husband and brother at Radisson.

Scott Hepworth is vice-chair and is a fourth-generation producer on his family’s farm near Assiniboia.

The board also welcomed two new directors from last falls election.

Brett Halstead joins the board and operates a mixed farm with his family near Nokomis.

He's joined by third generation farmer Jake Leguee, who farms with his wife and sister near Weyburn.

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CASA educates about grain bin safety

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Forage Agronomy Workshop next week in Swift Current

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USDA Releases Multiple Reports Friday

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Durum Summit set to address key issues

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Market outlook warns of overproduction

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Positive news are mustard in 2018

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Huge Potential for Drones in Agriculture

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New Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission Board of Directors have first meeting

The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission has formally installed its new Board of Directors. The first meeting of the new Board took place yesterday. Laura Reiter is the new Board chair and farms…

Cattle Markets Begin 2018 On A Positive Note

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Marlene Boersch gives market outlook for wheat and canola in Canada

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Ag Minister says Federal Government is responsible for regulations growing marijuana

July 2018 is the deadline for the legalization of recreational marijuana across the country. That opens the door to a potential new crop for some producers. Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart says the…

Key funding for ongoing research into crop development announced

The Federal and Provincial Governments announced key funding for ongoing research into crop development. Ralph Goodale, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Agriculture…

Tornado hunter talks to farmers about risk at SaskCanola AGM

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Flax Council of Canada closing its doors at the end of the month

The Flax Council of Canada is closing its doors January 31st on it's Winnipeg Office. Eric Fridfinnson, Chair of the Manitoba Flax Growers Association, fills us in on what’s happening. "What has…

Yellow-seeded canaryseed available for the first time

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Two honored for their contributions to agriculture at Crop Sphere

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