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GOVERNMENTS OF CANADA AND MANITOBA ANNOUNCE SUPPORT FOR LOCAL FOOD PRODUCERS AND FARMERS' MARKETS

"Farmers and food processors across the agri-food value chain are working hard to make sure Canadians continue to have access to their high quality and affordable food. Our government, along with of our provincial counterparts, is working step by step to support our producers as they provide an essential service to all Canadians,” said Bibeau. “By creating a centralized online platform for Manitoban producers to sell their products, we are increasing flexibility in the supply chain during a very challenging time.”

"Increasing access to Manitoba’s diverse selection of foods grown or processed in the province will build resiliency in our food system and proactively address concerns about food insecurity,” said Pedersen. “Developing new marketing options at a time when important outlets such as restaurants, retail and farmers’ markets are disrupted will help strengthen distribution of local food to Manitoba customers.”

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