COVID-19 Update: March 20

Hello Members,

I come to you with a couple of updates regarding COVID-19 and the agriculture industry.

Yesterday, CFA President, Mary Robinson spoke with Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau. Minister Bibeau assured Mary that she understands the important role that TFWs play in ensuring food security in Canada and wanted to put Canadian producers’ minds at ease that details around allowing workers in will be announced shortly. We will update you on these details once they are released.

Today during the Nova Scotia government’s press conference, Premier Stephen McNeil announced that Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board loan payments will be deferred until June 30, 2020.

Minister of Business, Geoff MacLellan announced an addition $15 million for internet providers to speed up completion of projects in order to help businesses that are operating from home.

We would like to thank the municipal, provincial and federal government for their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you click here, you can see a comprehensive list of actions we have taken this week.

Yours in agriculture,

Victor Oulton
Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture