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Nova Scotia announces support for agriculture sector dealing with COVID-19

Nova Scotian farmers, agri-business and agricultural industry associations, can apply for support amid COVID-19, including funding to establish recommended health protocols.

New Brunswick potato farmers call for Minister Bibeau to take action now

Millions of pounds of potatoes are sitting in storage and starting to rot while the Canadian government delays in making its announced COVID-19 supports accessible.

COVID-19 outbreak forces Norfolk asparagus farmer to abandon 450 acres

Despite an overwhelming response from locals who came forward to replace over 200 migrant workers sidelined by a COVID-19 outbreak, nearly 450 acres of asparagus will not be harvested this year at a Vittoria, Ont. farm.
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Featured Articles 

Coronavirus: Canada stigmatizes, jeopardizes essential migrant workers

There has been a mishmash of unco-ordinated measures in the province of Ontario aimed at ensuring migrant workers are practising the 14-day quarantine period upon arrival. According to several Canadian professors across disciplines, some of these measures are deeply problematic. » Read more...
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How Nova Scotia U-Pick farms are coping with COVID-19

U-Pick operations in Nova Scotia are busy planning for the upcoming season against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a little over a month to go before U-Pick season is in full swing, U-Pick farmers share how they’re planning to change their operations to adapt to new guidelines. » Read more...
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Tune in to the AgAnnex Talks podcast 

Connecting with consumers

Talking with consumers has become increasingly important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a discussion on how to do it effectively. » Read more

Dealing with labour in Canadian agriculture

What are some hiring best practices for farms? » Read more

A conversation on mental health

Isolation, uncertainty, market volatility, high risks – it’s tough out there for farmers. » Read more