Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Effect of COVID-19 on agriculture in Canada - Justin Williams (May 2020)

With COVID-19 drastically impacting agricultural production and marketing around the world, Canada has not been exempt from the negative effects of the pandemic.

The production of maple syrup may appear to be an unusual agricultural enterprise to many, however in Canada it can be a core enterprise on some farms. Ontario dairy farmer Justin Williams relies on a second enterprise, maple syrup production to sustain his farm business.

However Mr Williams now finds that COVID-19 has made it hard to sell this iconic Canadian staple.

As part of an insightful series of snapshots examining how COVID-19 is affecting agriculture around the world, Landline reporter Prue Adams talks with Justin Williams about the situation in Canada.

Click here to view Prue Adams' ABC Landline interview with Justin Williams