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Ontario and Quebec to keep essential agricultural businesses open

Provincial governments of Ontario and Quebec have both ordered all at-risk workplaces, other than essential services, to shut down by Wednesday of this week.

Seasonal agricultural workers exempt from COVID-19 travel restrictions

Though non-U.S. temporary foreign workers and SAWP workers will be allowed into Canada, growers are asked to not contact their local offices about travel arrangements at this time.

Federal government opens access to greater agricultural loans

The Canadian federal government announced two new financial measures to help producers, agribusinesses and food processors through this pandemic period.
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