Agriculture has always nourished Winnipeg’s growth and it continues to feed the city’s economic success. The Canadian Grain Commission and ICE Futures Canada – Canada’s leading agricultural exchange – are rooted here. Prairie headquarters and thriving agri-businesses – including farm equipment manufacturers, transportation and logistics, food processing and agri-marketing – make Winnipeg a global agricultural powerhouse.
Winnipeg is home to nine major world-recognized food development and research centres, and is a centre for agri-business research developing new varieties of, and uses for, crops such as canola, wheat and pulses. The industry earned revenues of $9.1 billion in 2009, with exports to more than 190 countries world-wide accounting for over $4.1 billion of that total.
Find out more about Winnipeg’s agri-business sector:
Revenues of Manitoba's Food Manufacturing Sector
Industry Partner Links
Agri-business Sector Information
Granny's Poultry Farmers Cooperative - Company Profile
James Richardson & Sons Limited - Company Profile
Vita Health Products Inc. - Company Profile
Agribusiness Sector Brief
Agriculture nourished Winnipeg’s growth and it continues to feed the city's economic success. Extraordinary potential for growth lies with functional foods, biocomposites and biofuels. R&D efforts are fertilizing innovative new products for the agribusiness and fibre sector, value-added food processing, manufacturing and technology, as well as life sciences and biotech industries.
Manufacturing Hourly Earning Comparison - Provinces & Canada