The Pandemic's Impact on Farming and Food

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Last spring, the COVID-19 pandemic upended farming, from labour supply, to mismatches in supply and demand for agricultural products. To discuss how the year has unfolded from there, we welcome Sylvain Charlebois, scientific director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University; Rob Lipsett, president of Beef Farmers of Ontario; and Mike von Massow, food economist at the University of Guelph; and Avia Eek, a carrot and onion farmer and municipal councillor in the Township of King.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Farming
Jan 25, 2021
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