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

June 4, 2020  By The Hamilton Spectator

Scotlynn Group in Vittoria said 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. That’s 12 per cent of all the asparagus grown in Ontario.

“It’s strenuous work,” he said. “If nothing else, his attempt showed Canadians why migrant workers are essential to food production in Canada,” Scotlynn president and CEO Scott Biddle said. | READ MORE


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