The spread of COVID-19 and the response from all levels of government is unprecedented. As more information is shared with the public, we want to update our farmer-members on how Grain Farmers of Ontario is responding to the situation.

Your Grain Farmers of Ontario team is fully functional and operational and will continue to work on your behalf throughout this pandemic.

Government

We understand that human health and safety are paramount. Our team is also making sure that governments understand that it is vital to keep the supply chain for the food system running.

We are actively speaking with the provincial and federal governments to stay up to date and ensure that we are keeping the impact of their decisions on grain farmers and food security top of mind.

It’s important to share our personal stories of potential business and food security impact with our governments. If you have personal stories to share, please reach out via email at members@gfo.ca.

On-Farm

Many farmer-members are likely in conversation with their seed and input dealers and suppliers. These are not normal circumstances as you head into your planting season, and we urge our farmer-members to plan ahead as much as you can in terms of operations, production supplies, fuel, etc. This is not a time for panic or drastic measures, but it is a time to be prepared for unforeseeable shifts in the food system.  

There will likely be some disruptions, but our governments understand the need to protect Canada’s, and Ontario’s, food security and are working with us to ensure the safe, healthy production of our crops and food.

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