By Staff The Canadian Press
Posted April 16, 2020 2:01 pm
Updated April 16, 2020 2:04 pm
2:17How to increase your food security during the COVID-19 pandemic
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OTTAWA — The Canadian Federation of Agriculture says Ottawa should make the industry a priority during the COVID-19 pandemic, second to the health of Canadians, to ensure the country’s food supply.
President Mary Robinson says the industry is at a tipping point, with farmers being hit by higher costs and a shortage of temporary foreign workers.
Robinson says the federal government needs to establish an emergency fund so producers can overcome mounting costs.
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She warns that consumers could see a decrease in the amount and variety of food in grocery stores, as well as higher prices, if action isn’t taken.
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