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Opinion editorial Practical solutions for seasonal workers critical to getting fruit and vegetable crops planted in time By Kevin Howe

March 27, 2020.  Opinion editorial
Practical solutions for seasonal workers critical to getting fruit and vegetable crops planted in time By Kevin Howe

It’s always been important for us as farmers to get our crops in the ground on time in the spring. But it’s never been more important than it is this year when we are facing the extraordinary circumstance of a global pandemic that has turned all of our lives upside down.

On our farm near Aylmer, south of London, we grow strawberries, watermelon, pumpkins, sweet corn and squash. Most of what we grow is sold to grocery stores and ends up on the dinner tables of people across Ontario – our strawberries in the spring, and our other crops throughout the summer and into fall as they ripen and are ready for harvest.

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