The total amount of land devoted to agriculture in Yukon is approximately 13,500 hectares. Forty per cent of this land is cropland and another 20 per cent is under development for future agricultural use.
Most of the land used for agricultural purposes in Yukon is located near the major communities. Seventy per cent of Yukon's farms are located within 100 kilometres of Whitehorse.
The Takhini Valley agricultural area west of Whitehorse is the largest agricultural area in Yukon. Significant agricultural areas are also found near Dawson City, Watson Lake and Mayo.
The Agriculture Branch offers a range of programs and services in support of this budding industry.
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300 Main Street, Whitehorse
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