Important Resources re: COVID-19:

Government of Canada

Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council

Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions Newsletter: COVID-19 – How will it affect farmers?

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Update #2
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Update #6

Joint Canadian Seed Industry Statement: Movement of Seed Essential During COVID-19 Pandemic

Public Safety Canada: Guidance on Essential Services and Functions in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic

News & Statements:

April 9, 2020

Click here to read “An Open Letter to our Members.” 

 

How can the federal government support farmers?

The situation is challenging for all Canadians and represents yet another setback for Canada’s agriculture sector.

GGC and our industry partners around the AgGrowth Coalition table continue to advocate for the immediate restoration of Agri-Stability to its former levels – covering losses starting at 85% of historical reference margins and the elimination of the Reference Margin Limit.

These changes should be implemented retroactively for 2019 in order to provide targeted support to farmers and help support the rural economy through this latest crisis.

The time for continued analysis is clearly over. We are calling on our federal government to take immediate action.

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