West Nova Agro Commodities Ltd is a community owned and operated business. It has been in business for fourteen years servicing the needs of farmers in Western Nova Scotia. It established grain drying and storage infrastructure for farmers in the Central and Western part of the Annapolis Valley. This has helped facilitate increased grain and oilseed production in the region by over 300%.
The recent development of a pellet and firelog plant has created new markets for poor quality hay that is unsuited for livestock consumption. The development of this new market will create an incentive to harvest unused farmland and keep it in agricultural production for many more years. Grass fuel pellets are carbon neutral on an annual basis. The carbon released from the combustion process is equal to the carbon taken out of the atmosphere the previous summer.