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Margaret Hansen

Margaret farms near Langbank where she grows winter wheat, spring wheat, barley and canola in partnership with her brother and cousin. Her main roles include grain marketing, risk management, finance and accounting. Margaret now makes her home with her husband, Rob Rigetti, on his farm between Regina and Moose Jaw where they grow durum, canola and lentils.

Margaret attended the University of Saskatchewan and received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1996. Prior to returning to the family farm at Langbank in 2001, Margaret worked as an environmental consultant in the Alberta petroleum industry. Margaret is the Saskatchewan VP of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association. Margaret has also served as a member of many types of community boards. She is currently a director of the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation.

Committees

Grain Grading, CGC & Grain Act

Tax Changes

Trade Agreements

Margaret in the Media

Sask. farmers concerned about early melt, lack of soil moisture

Some areas got less than half the normal precipitation this winter.

Most Canadian farmers praise quick passage of CPTPP law

New opportunities and a levelled playing field with other agriculture exporters are lauded.  

Feds weigh in on Canadian durum issue

Minister MacAulay provides trade mission update from Europe.

A Year of Loss Under Italian COOL

Canadian grain farmers call on government to stand up for free trade.

RealAg Radio, June 23: Wheat Growers Panel at Agri-Trade

A farmer panel discussion on crop progress, trade, the federal Liberals and more.

CPTPP – A strong future for Canadian grain farmers

"I love growing grain. I’ve done it my whole life and I am proud of the quality product my family and I produce in Saskatchewan. Canadian grain farmers are known for growing more grain on existing land in a sustainable manner."

House of Commons – Standing Committee on International Trade

"The Grain Growers of Canada strongly support the ratification of the TPP agreement by Canada, and we would like to tell you why from the perspective of the individual farmer."

Ms. Margaret Hansen (Vice-President of Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, Saskatchewan) at the International Trade Committee

"[We] strongly support the ratification of the TPP agreement by Canada, and we would like to tell you why from the perspective of the individual farmer."

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