Important Resources re: COVID-19:
Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions Newsletter: COVID-19 – How will it affect farmers?
News & Statements:
April 9, 2020
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to advocate for the immediate restoration of Agri-Stability to its former levels – covering losses starting at 85% of historical reference margins and the elimination of the Reference Margin Limit.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.