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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

Federal budget plays to mixed reviews from ag groups

“It is staggering to think that the federal government wants grain farmers to adopt commercially available clean technology by moving off diesel and assist with the purchase of more efficient grain dryers – this is an odd proposal and suggests that the farmers don’t already adopt the newest innovations that have proven benefits… which couldn’t […]

Budget receives mostly positive reviews

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association says it sees little that will benefit grain farmers in the budget and accuses the federal government of failing to consult with the industry before announcing plans to limit nitrogen fertilizer use.

Wheat Growers Say Federal Budget Not Based On Reality

“In analyzing the 2021 Federal budget, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers see little that will benefit grain farmers. Agriculture has been a strong contributor to Canada’s economy during COVID-19 and should be supported accordingly. Grain farmers have been early adopters of the latest technology that maximizes production and minimizes costs, but the 2021 budget recognizes […]

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.

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