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.
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
Acres of cultivated cropland
Gross Farm Receipts in 2016
of Alberta’s canola production
of Alberta’s pulses production
of its provincial landmass
of the provincial market total for livestock and poultry
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.
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.
With five programs to help serve local producers, BRRG is a reflection of the region’s commitment to leading edge agricultural research.
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.
For full access to all of BRAED’s agricultural resources, head over to our Downloads & Links page.