The MD of Taber is an agriculturally diversified and intensively farmed district, producing a wide variety of crops and livestock. Farm operations range from large dryland grain farms and grassland leases to productive irrigated farms of various sizes producing a wide range of valuable crops. Intensive agriculture has increased with the development of a number of confined feeding operations.
Several of the main crops and livestock originating from the Taber area includes hogs, beef, sheep, poultry, sugar beets, potatoes, onions, canola/mustard, oats, beans, corn, flax/barley, wheat, peas and hemp. Better crop science and genomics have helped producers to produce higher-yielding crops. The MD of Taber has the climate, land, water and innovative agricultural producers necessary to produce harvest and market a diversity of crops successfully.
The MD of Taber is in a region that has more days of bright sunshine than anywhere else in Canada. Winters are cool but are moderated by warm chinook winds blowing from the west coast.