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Alberta is expanding its agricultural sector through innovation, technology and the development of new bio-based products
Alberta has long been an agricultural powerhouse. The development of earlier-maturing wheat varieties in the early 1900s helped establish crop farming in the province — and we’ve been innovating ever since. Alberta’s agricultural industry is developing new technologies to increase production, improve efficiencies and create high-quality, value-added products. Alberta is also home to global agribusinesses who are leading the transformation of sustainable food and environmental stewardship.
As a leading producer of canola, wheat, dry peas, barley, beef and pork, Alberta is growing their food processing capabilities. The province’s arable lands, abundance of sunshine and extensive irrigation networks make it an ideal place to produce agricultural products. Global connectivity and business-friendly policies open tremendous opportunities for agriculture processing facilities to establish Alberta as their North America hub.