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The JEDI region covers an area of 3,322.4 square-kilometres (820,983 acres) of rich and fertile agricultural land. The region is both a major producer of grain and livestock and a centre for the agriculture industry. View JEDI’s Agri-Business Fact Sheet.

With its central location in the province, the region has a strong base of agriculture companies. It has a large global manufacturer of farm equipment, a provincial fertilizer supplier and a North American feed manufacturer that produces both conventional and organic feeds. The advantages for agri-business companies to operate out of the JEDI region are:

  • a high volume transportation hub with high capacity highways, rail access, air cargo access and a foreign trade zone*
  • access to a vast supply of wheat, grain, oilseed and feed crops
  • access to a large supply of cattle (beef) farms

The JEDI region has 888 farms that primarily operate in cattle (beef), grain, oilseed, dairy (21 farms**) and other livestock operations.

Some of the key agriculture elements of the region are:

Total Annual Gross Farm Receipts = $235,495,449.00*
(cash income received from the sale of agriculture commodities)

Total value of all farm machinery, equipment and vehicles $249,313,964.00

Total Cattle = 67,603

Total estimated Dairy Cows = 2,933**

Total approximate volume of milk produced per day = 87,979 litres**

Top 5 Field Crops Grown*

Canola = 85,085 acres
Wheat = 74,471 acres
Barley = 51,084 acres
Alfalfa & Alfalfa Mixtures= 36,909 acres
Oats = 12,763 acres

* Source: Statistics Canada, 2021 Census of Agriculture.
** Source: Alberta Milk, 2020