About Us

With close to 2.5 million acres in production, the Peace Region is the largest agricultural region in British Columbia, and home to some 1,800 farms, producing well over $100 million worth of product annually.

Since 1990, the BC Peace River Grain Industry Development Council has been actively involved in the research and development activities for this area which produces almost 90% of the province’s grain and 95% of the canola.  Through a Levy collected on all grain and oilseed crops grown in the BC Peace, nearly $1.3 million has been contributed to projects which improve and enhance the viability of this very important sector of the provincial economy.

In addition, since 1997 the Council has administered the Peace River Agriculture Development Fund which is providing an additional  $2.4 million in research and development funds for all agricultural sectors in the region.