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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Handling stress this spring

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Update on CN Rail's grain movement progress

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Former Honey Bee GM Brad Nelson Passes

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50 years of Red Angus Registration in Canada

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Canola straw used as a source of roughage by more producers

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