Agriculture is the number one industry in Ontario, valued at more than $10 billion. The products and produce of Ontario agribusiness supply markets both local and around the world with nourishing food. And beyond this, they provide jobs that are critical to the Ontario economy. Farms feed cities, both literally and figuratively, with more than 80,000 Ontarians making their living directly on them, and more than 718,000 working in the sector.
Accordingly, the agriculture sector in Ontario is incredibly diverse. From chickens and beef, to tomatoes and pumpkins—there’s produce and product for every season. Within this diversity there are some common themes: hardworking people with a dedication to their businesses, and an industry-wide need for massive amounts of energy.
Unfortunately, some agribusinesses are at a competitive disadvantage, as not all have access to clean, reliable and affordable natural gas.
The Ontario Natural Gas Alliance recently completed a series of interviews with leaders in the agriculture sector in Bruce County, an area not currently served with natural gas distribution.
Take a moment to watch the video below and see how natural gas can make a big difference in the lives of these farmers—and Ontario as a whole.