The Ontario Federation of Agriculture has completed an Economic Impact Study for Northern Ontario.
Farm cash receipts have increased from $182 million in 2006 to $206 million in 2017. 55% of farm cash receipts are generated in Thunder Bay, Rainy River and Timiskaming. The dairy sector is the largest contributor, followed by grains and oilseeds and cattle. These farm cash receipts support 12,220 jobs and contributes $587 million in GDP to the provincial economy.
Find out more downstream and upstream economic impacts in the full report.