Thompson-Nicola - Overview

This varied landscape contains large tracts of arid but high-quality ranchland. Local markets benefit from a healthy agri-tourism sector and strong producer relationships with retailers and restaurants, while the central location and good routes to Lower Mainland airports and seaports position the region as a transport hub.

Growing Conditions

The Thompson-Nicola is dry, and much of its cropland requires extensive irrigation. Productive grasslands and Crown timber land support a robust cattle industry, and a range of elevations and soil types allow for a variety of crops.

Crops, Livestock & Food Processing

Products include beef, forage, onions, potatoes, melons, herbs and high-value medicinal plants like ginseng. The tree fruit and wine grape sectors are growing in this region, as is the dairy sector.

Local Thompson-Nicola Information

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