Weyburn is poised to be a well-suited location for value added agriculture business opportunities. The Canada West Found, a think tank, argues that the prairie provinces have the capacity to dominate the plant ingredient market and the combined resources to do so. They note that the prairie provinces already export vast quantities of raw agricultural products, so it makes sense to continue doing what we’re good at.
The age-old challenge for Western Canada is to capture more value by processing raw commodities into finished ingredients and food products. Through Protein Industries Canada, industry, government and academia are working together to increase global market share in protein factions, ingredients, food and feed products, and technologies.
Given the momentum that is building around Western Canada’s plant protein industry, it stands to reason that Weyburn and region have an important role to play. Our region is home to a vast expanse of productive farm and pasture land, skilled labour, and strong logistics infrastructure. The good news is that we have everything we need to participate in building Western Canada’s plant protein industry.