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  •  The unique climate of the Great Lakes Region allows for many successful orchards, vineyards and specialty crops to be grown and harvested (Great Lakes Information Network).
  •  In Ontario, one-third of the land in the Great Lakes Basin supports the agricultural and food industry (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food).
  •  The Agricultural and Food Industry in the Great Lakes Basin supports approximately 1.4 million jobs (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food).
  •  25% of Canada’s agricultural activity is supported by the Great Lakes (Environment Canada).
  •  The Great Lakes generate over $15 billion per year through products produced from livestock, corn, dairy, and grain.(Great Lakes Protection Fund).
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