Expanding our agribusiness

When it comes to agriculture, the Battle River region has it all. Thanks to a central location and innovative producers and processors, we are plentiful in opportunity and growth. Our region’s main crops include wheat, canola, barley, dry field peas, alfalfa, and oats.

Opportunities

The region’s agriculture industry is thriving. Successful farm ventures and new opportunities in areas such as agri-food, hemp based biocomposites, and pulse crop processing make Battle River the place to focus your investment.

By the numbers

3M

Acres of cultivated cropland

$1.4B

Gross Farm Receipts in 2016

13.7%

of Alberta’s canola production

10.1%

of Alberta’s pulses production

10%

of its provincial landmass

8%

of the provincial market total for livestock and poultry

Success Stories

Bunge Canada

Wainwright’s Bunge Canada facility is the largest of three Bunge plants located in Alberta. Designed to process agricultural oils for human consumption, it supplies many Canadian businesses and beyond.

Gowans Feed Consulting

Focusing on research to boost production, reduce costs and improve profitability in the area, Gowans is a strong supporter of industry development in the region.

Battle River Research Group

With five programs to help serve local producers, BRRG is a reflection of the region’s commitment to leading edge agricultural research.

Eat East of Edmonton

Watch this video showcasing our region’s delicious food, the local people and so much more.

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Agricultural Resources

BRAED is pursuing investment linked to the region’s strength in agriculture. We published a briefing, “Value-Added Agriculture Investment and Cluster Development Project Briefings,” outlining the work that was completed in fiscal year 2019-2020. Access this file and other pertinent reports in the links below.

Agriculture Value Proposition

Agriculture by the Numbers

Agriculture Investment Guide

Agriculture Cluster Project

For full access to all of BRAED’s agricultural resources, head over to our Downloads & Links page.