February 19th, 2020

SACPA to discuss economic impact of agriculture

By Lethbridge Herald on September 12, 2019.

Lethbridge Herald

The agriculture sector in and around Lethbridge includes more than 900 farms generating receipts of more than $1.1 billion per year.

Today, during the regular weekly SACPA session, set for noon at the Royal Canadian Legion, speaker Trevor Lewington will present “The Economic Impact of Area Agriculture on Lethbridge — Is it Essential?”

Lewington is the chief executive officer for Economic Development Lethbridge, a team that develops and delivers on initiatives to promote the Lethbridge region as an excellent place to live, work, visit, invest and do business.

Primary crops in this region include canola, corn, potatoes, sugar beets and pulses, in addition to livestock and dairy production. There are more than 120 established agri-food processing businesses in the Lethbridge region producing food and/or feed for local consumption and export. In the past 10 years, this sector has seen significant investment and plans for future investment.

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