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In the Haut-Richelieu, agriculture has reached a very high intensity of production. It ranks second only to the southwest of the metropolitan area at the farm receipts generated in the regional economy. Although agriculture occupies only a small proportion of workers in the economy of the Haut-Richelieu, its impact on regional and provincial economies is significant because of its many links with other food processing industries.

As one of the best agricultural regions of Quebec, the strength and performance of the agricultural sector are crucial for the industries of food processing as well as for the entire food system.
The agricultural area represents about 90% of the entire territory of the Haut-Richelieu.

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