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A new era of marketing freedom for prairie farmers started last week, but opinions on what this means for grain growers are still mixed.

Claresholm
The Leeds family has farmed and raised cattle just a few kilometres northwest of Claresholm since 1887. Today, the two Leeds brothers, Charles and Doug, continue the family’s presence on the land.

Winds of change are sweeping across the Prairies as the Canadian Wheat Board's decades-long monopoly on western wheat and barley sales ends, but opinions are mixed on whether those breezes will blow good or ill.

The Irwin Family from Patricia were the County of Newellrecipients of a 2012 BMO Farm Family Award from the Calgary Stampede. Following is their story.

The Chiliak Family from Oyen were the Special Area No. 3 recipients of a 2012 BMO Farm Family Award from the Calgary Stampede. Following is their story.

The Bauer Family from Hilda were the Cypress County recipients of a 2012 BMO Farm Family Award from the Calgary Stampede. Following is their story.

Scentless chamomile is continuing to increase in abundance in southwest Saskatchewan. The weed is particularly prominent in the Shaunavon to Dollard region, as well as the city of Swift Current. Although scentless chamomile’s flower may look pretty, landowners need to realize that it is a noxious weed, and needs to be controlled.

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