The importance of agriculture in King cannot be overstated. King councillors and staff received an update on York Region’s Agriculture and Agri-Food Strategy, providing some very impressive statistics. Jonathan Wheatle, manger of strategic economic initiatives for York, noted the agricultural sector involves more than 700 farms and 57,000 direct jobs. More than 200,000 acres of farmland in York contribute $2.7 billion in the sector’s GDP.
King Township shares in this agricultural nugget, just as it’s home to a portion of the Holland Marsh. In this municipality, gross farm receipts per acre are $2,841, second in York. King has the highest acreage of crop land and is a notable force in horse, equine, vegetable, hay, nursery and tree production. King’s 242 farms employee roughly 500 people.
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