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Union des producteurs agricoles

Person(s) in charge

Mr. Marcel Groleau upa@upa.qc.ca - President

Mr. Charles-Félix Ross - General Director

555, boul. Roland-Therrien, bureau 100
Longueuil, J4H 3Y9

450 679-0530
450 679-4943

upa@upa.qc.ca www.upa.qc.ca

THE REGIONS: In addition to providing training and information for their members, the regional federations coordinate the UPA’s actions. The work they are involved in is of concern to all farmers: promoting the profession, managing and protecting farmland, property tax, agroenvironment, etc. The building blocks of the regional federations are the locals—one local in each of the 92 regional county municipalities spread across Quebec’s 12 regions, giving the UPA a presence across the entire province. THE PRODUCTIONS: Farmers also come together within specialized unions based on their type of production. These unions—numbering well over a hundred across Quebec—are organized into the UPA’s 27 specialized groups. The specialized groups do the work involved in developing production: marketing, quality, traceability, promotion, research, etc.

Business Type
agricultural and forestry producers union

Exported Products
The UPA represents roughly 42,000 Quebec farmers as well as all forestry producers in the province. It is the only official body that speaks on behalf of all Quebec farm and forestry producers. The UPA unites farmers in two ways: based on where they live, general sector, and what they produce, specialized sector.