The 2013 farm cash receipts for the district totalled $9.2 million, with $2.6 million in dairy production and $1.1 million in cattle & calves.

Ag Overview

Based on the 2011 Census, the district is home to 247 farms. Barley & forages are typically grown but canola, soybeans and corn are becoming more prevalent. A cooperative grain elevator is located in Verner. An agronomy research tests site is also located in Verner, which includes approximately 450 plots. This site is managed by the University of Guelph through the New Liskeard Agricultural Research Station.

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Climate and Soil

From May-October 2015, the District experienced an average of 301 mm of precipitation, 1,611 growing degree days and 2,566 crop heat units. The average growing season is approximately 180 days. Nipissing sits primarily in climate zone F and plant hardiness zone 4a & 3b. Soils in the District are thin, stony, well-drained podzols and tend to be highly acidic, with agricultural lime used to improve yields.

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