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FCC lists pandemic as biggest disruptor to watch in 2021


January 27, 2021
By Fruit and Vegetable

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The economics team for Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has released their annual list of disruptive forces in agriculture for 2021. Unsurprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic tops this list.

“A year ago, we were saying climate change, protectionism and automation had the most potential to not only significantly reshape Canada’s agriculture and food industry, but also disrupt the global economy,” said J.P. Gervais, FCC’s chief agricultural economist, in the original post. “I think it’s safe to say the emergence of the global pandemic has added fuel to that fire of change and now tops our list of most significant trends to watch in 2021.”

While supply chain disruptions and shifting trade and economic situations create a great deal of uncertainty, the pandemic also represents an opportunity for Canada to further establish itself as a reliable supplier of food and agricultural products – both at home and abroad. |READ MORE

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