Alberta’s Farming Industry
The warm days and colder nights in Edmonton provide an optimal environment for growing pulses and other heat-loving crops. Edmonton also has a strong food processing industry to go along with its agriculture enterprises, according to Invest Alberta, which notes that the province had $15.2 billion in food manufacturing sales in 2018. Food processing focuses on processing canola and other oilseeds, pulses, vegetables, and meats. Additionally, Alberta farms have invested heavily in irrigation, allowing farmers to grow food even when the summers are warm. This is why farmers in Edmonton, love using John Deere equipment to get the job done.