Heartland of the Prairies
Saskatchewan is home to over 40 per cent of Canada’s cultivated farmland and is a world leader in the supply of consistent, high-quality products required by the world’s fastest growing countries. Saskatchewan has 35,000 farms and in 2017 these agricultural producers generated $14 billion dollars in gross farm sales, which represents 20 per cent of Saskatchewan’s GDP.
Saskatchewan is committed to supporting the expansion and development of industries In the province, from primary production to the export and marketing of value-added products. Moose Jaw is strategically located and connected to world logistics systems that allow Saskatchewan products to be exported worldwide.
MOOSE JAW AREA IS A DOMINANT PLAYER IN THE WORLD TRADE of pulse crops, such as peas, lentils and beans.
Demand is growing for high-protein legumes known as pulses, for which Moose Jaw has become known. Pulses include lentils, peas, chickpeas, and some types of beans, such as faba bean, dry bean and soybean.
Saskatchewan markets are highly diversified, with exports of more than $200 million to each of 12 different countries, including the United States, China, Japan, Mexico and India.
Our province is particularly well-suited for the production of numerous agricultural commodities thanks to a combination of:
- Our natural advantages;
- Our skilled and innovative producers; and
- Our world class agricultural research and development facilities.
- 6.2 million tonnes (about 86% of Canada’s durum and 34% of the world supply)
- 9.8 million tonnes (about 52% of Canada’s canola and 34% of the world supply)
- 2.7 million tonnes on record 5.8 million seeded acres (about 90% of Canada’s lentils and 62% of the world supply)
Saskatchewan Grows (approximately):
- 99% of Canada’s chickpeas
- 90% of Canada’s lentils
- 65% of Canada’s dry peas and
- 57% of the world supply
- 82% of Canada’s flaxseed and
- 28% of the world supply
- 78% of Canada’s durum
- 72% of Canada’s mustard seed and
- 41% of the world supply