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Canadian farmers urged to complete CFA survey on COVID-19 impacts

Complete the survey on how COVID-19 is impacting agriculture before Thursday, Mar. 18, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST.


March 18, 2020
By Fruit and Vegetable

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The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is conducting a weekly survey among Canadian farmers to identify the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak to the agricultural sector.

Every week, the survey responses will be used to provide a farm-level perspective of the ongoing pandemic to the federal government.

Complete the Farmer Survey on COVID-19 (English) or Sondage auprès des agriculteurs sur le COVID-19 (Français). The survey closes Thursday, Mar. 18, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

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Complete the Farmer Survey on COVID-19. The survey closes Thursday, Mar. 18, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

A survey will be conducted weekly every Tuesday morning until end of day Thursday (EST), with results submitted to your provincial general manager and CFA executive every Friday morning until further notice.

“Your voice is being heard and will be relayed to the top federal government officials via CFA’s president and executive team,” the survey page reads. The CFA will be part of regularly scheduled conference calls with Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau during the course of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Currently the sector faces uncertainty over the issue of foreign workers not being allowed into the country after Canada closes its borders to foreign nationals. Approximately 45,000 seasonal and temporary foreign workers are expected to come help with the growing season.