NCFA Chair, Ryan Thompson details priorities for the association, including the labour crisis:
The labour-shortage issue will be ongoing and NCFA will continue to work hand-in-hand with packers on this one because if packers don’t have enough labour to realize full value from the carcass, feeders won’t be getting full value for their animals. Changes to the temporary foreign worker program since the report was released have only halted further damage and the NCFA stands with all of agriculture and agri-food in support of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Workforce Action Plan’s roadmap to address critical labour shortages.

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