Manitoba Crop  Alliance has released a new study highlighting the economic impact the five crops they represent make to the province. 

The Global Data study looked at wheat (excluding durum), barley, grain corn, sunflower and flax.

The study found that the five crop types had a total economic impact of roughly $6.9 billion over the past three years, including more than 28,000 Manitoba jobs and $2.5 billion in wages.

MCA chair Robert Misko says as farmers, we have long known our position in the system and how we contribute to the province’s success, but it is heartening to see those contributions laid out in a measurable way that anyone can understand.

For a full breakdown of the study, including summary data and in-depth reports for each crop type click here.