Seasonal agricultural workers such as Jamaican Willy Green are crucial to the 2020 growing season. The federal government is providing exemptions to the travel ban however logistics are still to be announced. 

Farm Credit Canada has received an enhancement to its capital base that will allow for an additional $5 billion in lending capacity. Federal ag minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced March 23 that the infusion will help with spring planting. 

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association is encouraged by the federal government’s support for the conditional resumption of seasonal agricultural workers coming to Canada. However, more concrete details are up in the air.  

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