Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture



Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, NSFA’s main goal has been ensuring Nova Scotians have access to safe, healthy, high-quality food. NSFA continues to work on behalf of our farmers during these unprecedented times in an effort to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on your operations.

Like many sectors throughout Canada, COVID-19 has had an impact on the agriculture industry here in Nova Scotia. Some of the key concerns that have been raised in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic are the arrival of temporary foreign workers, ensuring meat inspectors are able to continue working through this time, and the impact social distancing is having on farm profit.

NSFA is receiving regular updates from the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. Everyday last week we held a conference call with the Honourable Keith Colwell, Minsiter of Agriculture as well as Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants and Member of the Standing Committee for Agriculture and Agri-Food. We have held two check-ins with our farm members of the Labour Committe to gather feedback and additional information from their perspectives.

During this time, NSFA has been working hard to keep our members up to date on our actions and providing them with new information as it comes available. Through social media and our email distribution we are doing our best to keep you informed! If you aren’t signed up for our eNews you can do so here.

Below you will find our complete action list from last week, key messages related to foreign labour and COVID-19, as well as plenty of additional resources.

Documents Circulated to Members

Pandemic Preparedness

Business Continuity Plan

Farm Emergency Preparedness Checklist

NSFA Actions on COVID-19

COVID-19 Key Messages

Draft letter to Members of Parliament

Government Resources

Working during COVID-19 (Factsheet)

Government of Nova Scotia – Coronavirus Information

Government of Canada – Coronavirus Information

Government of Canada – Coronavirus awareness resources (infographics)

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Q&A 

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – News Release on TFW

Additional Resources

World Health Organization – COVID-19

Farm Credit Canada’s Resource Page

Farm Credit Canada – Update your HR plan for COVID-19

Canadian Payroll Association – Payroll and COVID-19 Q&A

CDC – Managing anxiety and stress 

CAHRC – Information and Tips on COVID-19

CFA – COVID-19 Resource Page




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