An Agricultural Community
area near Leduc was covered by groves of deciduous
trees. The oil wells with
their tank farms were located mostly to the west, intermingled with farm homes.
In the other direction, the countryside had many farm homes surrounded by groves
of trees and dairy farms.
discovery of oil focused attention on Leduc, the price of farmland was
relatively stable, indicating the position of the farmers of the district and the
returns being made from farm produce. Many of the Leduc district farmers
specialized in dairy herds, poultry and hogs, with few growing grain for sale to
any great extent.
Over the 19511981 period, the agriculture sector experienced a general decline due to rising
mechanization and productivity and overall presented a declining contribution to