With coronavirus cases on the rise, the federal and provincial governments have increased risk mitigation measures to slow down the spread of the virus. Farmers and ranchers are a relatively independent and often secluded, so the impact of any quarantine would be limited on daily operations during planting or calving. The business risk to agriculture is more on the external decisions by the supply and value chain in relation to how individual companies deal with the virus. One of the biggest risks to the meat sector is if a COVID-19 case is found among staff at one of our major…
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