Source: Rachel Aiello, ctvnews.ca, May 05, 2020
Restaurants being closed and the supply issues associated with the closure of processing plants are just a few of the challenges those in the agriculture industry are facing.
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is announcing $252 million in new federal assistance for Canadian farmers and others in the agri-food sector whose livelihoods have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of this the government will be spending:
$77 million to support food processors
$125 million to help cattle and hog producers; and
$50 million on a food surplus purchasing program.
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