Nokomis farmer elected new chair of Sask. Wheat

Nokomis area farmer Brett Halstead has been elected the new chair of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission.

Halstead says his goal is to improve farm profits from wheat production.

He says market development and crop research are key areas for Sask Wheat.

Halstead has been a Sask Wheat director for over 2 years and was a director of SaskCanola for 8 years.

Jake Leguee of Weyburn has been elected as vice-chair of Sask Wheat.

Saskatchewan farmers pay a levy of one dollar per ton to support Sask Wheat.

Sask Wheat has scheduled a series of wheat production and marketing meetings for producers starting March 3rd in Assiniboia, March 4th in Davidson and March 5th in Melfort.

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