Ag Facts

 

Agriculture is vital to the provincial economy and offers significant opportunities for growth in the future. Infrastructure improvements, such as tile drainage, are improving the quality and productivity of land, while warming trends and research and development are expanding cropping potential.  

Images obtained from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture: http://growingontario.ofa.on.ca/ 

Land Mass in Northern Ontario
Economics

4.4 million acres of land as Class 2, 3 and 4 soils

 

250,000 acres of Class 2 Soil

 

2011 - 926,000 acres of farmland reported in Northern Ontario

Agriculture in Northern Ontario generates $180 million in annual farm receipts and supports approximately 4,000 jobs

 

$1.00 in farm revenue = $1.30 in additional farm-related sales 

 

1 job in agriculture = 1.3 to 2.1 additional jobs in wider economy

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