The permanently cultivated area represents 91 % of
the global surface of the Bas -Richelieu (that is to say 54 061 ha).
It is a very agricultural area, with 375 farms. The agriculture linked
revenues amount to 123,5 million dollars, which means this activity
makes the region one of the most productive in this field. It is a
very diversified agriculture : cereals, orchards, vineyards, animal
80 % of the region is occupied by agriculture : orchards,
vineyards, cider, maple or cheese manufactures... Corn cultivation
is very important inside the vegetal production: it represents 99
500 ha of surface, that is to say the 2/3 of the territory. As far
as breeding is concerned, two times more important in the Haut-Richelieu
than in the Bas-Richelieu, it is mainly bovine and porc breeding (in
the East of the city county).
represents 65 % of the whole catchment area and agricultural
activities generate important revenues at the Quebec level (the Montérégie
agricultural activities participate in 30% of the global Quebec resources).