Todd Naber is a wholesale grain dealer who lives and does business in Melfort, Saskatchewan. At Naber Specialty Grains, he buys lentils, peas, canary seed, canola, flax seed and oat products, and processes them at Naber Specialty Grain’s world-class processing facility in Melfort.
Agriculture is one of the key components of the Canadian economy, and in the rich and fertile soil of Saskatchewan, grain farms are abundant. Growing crops is the leading type of farming in Saskatchewan. Wheat is the most important crop. Saskatchewan is Canada’s most important grain-producing region and the largest producer of wheat in the country.
As Todd Naber knows, wheat farms in Saskatchewan produce hard red spring wheat. The wheat is planted in the spring and grows through the summer. By early autumn is has ripened, and then is harvested. Wheat farms tend to be very large.
Some of the other crops that are grown in Saskatchewan are cereal crops, like hard red, spring, and winter wheat, durum wheat, oats, barley, and rye; oilseed crops, like canola, flax, sunflower, and mustard; feed crops, such as feed grains, alfalfa, clover, and hay; and pulse crops like lentils, field peas, chickpeas, and beans.
Melfort, Saskatchewan is nestled in the heart of the province’s great North East. It has a population of fewer than six thousand people. Todd Naber is a member of the Melfort Chamber of Commerce, and is licensed and bonded by the Canadian Grain Commission. The Canadian Grain Commission is a Canadian government department responsible for regulation of the grain handling industry.