The entire sector is working together now more than ever to ensure that food is readily available in Canada. There are evolving messages from different stakeholders. This page will host all the current information and links in one place.
BCCGA will email the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) weekly survey to all growers. Growers should complete this survey to help identify any issues caused by the COVID-19 outbreak that are affecting your farm businesses. Responses to the surveys will be integral as CFA works with the Federal Government to support Canadian agriculture. BCCGA will monitor the survey results to help identify issues in B.C. and support growers accordingly.
March 27, 2020 Letter to Government of BC: BC’s four poultry boards issued a joint letter to the Minister of Agriculture emphasizing the importance of supporting BC’s agri-food industry.
March 20, 2020 Joint Letter to Farmers : BC’s four poultry boards made recommendations to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
March 25, 2020 Yellow biosecurity status. In response to the human health issue (rather than a bird health issue) the BC Poultry Association issued this recommendation to BC poultry farms.
***NEW***March 31, 2020 Agriservice BC COVID update: List of essential services in B.C. during the COVID-19 pandemic.
AgriServiceBC : COVID 19 and Your Farm Business: information on COVID-19, letter from Minister Popham, resources for business as well as information to help manage stress and anxiety.