Province launches new interactive maps to help farmers

New interactive maps have launched in New Brunswick to help farmers identify properties that may be favourable to certain crops. 

Government says the new site suitability maps, which launched Wednesday, are intended to help new and existing farmers narrow down sites worthy of further consideration for their operations. 

New Brunswickers can access several maps online including apples, corn and soy, grapes, hemp, potatoes, and small grains. 

The maps, which were created by staff at the Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Fisheries, were developed using data including growing days, soil drainage, slope, and frost risk. 

New Brunswickers can also access information about the property size and tax assessments for land.