By Staff The Canadian Press
Posted April 16, 2020 2:01 pm
Updated April 16, 2020 2:04 pm
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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.
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.