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GUELPH, ON (March 23, 2020) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers sees today’s announcement of loan programs and delayed repayment deadlines for farmers as the first step of many that will needed to support farmers and help keep Canada’s food system functional.
Today, the government announced loans for farmers to help with the issues stemming from COVID-19, including an increase to the lending capacity of Farm Credit Canada and additional time to pay back existing advanced payment loans.
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GUELPH, ON (March 18, 2020) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province‘s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario‘s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers is working with federal and provincial governments to identify and mitigate potential food security issues as a result of COVID-19 protection measures in Ontario
Grain Farmers of Ontario has met with both the federal and provincial governments and has raised potential supply chain issues. The organization and the government continue to work together to proactively examine potential risk to crop production from travel or commercial trade restrictions that may be needed to fight the spread of the coronavirus in Canada and Ontario.
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