Bad weather forces Ottawa-area farm to send temporary workers south - Ottawa - CBC News

By David Rockne Corrigan, CBC News Ottawa, July 28, 2017

An Ottawa farm has been forced to transfer some of its temporary foreign workers because rain-soaked fields have led to lower yields — and lower demand for labourers.

Abby Hill Farms has been growing fruits and vegetables in Richmond, Ont., since 1992. Owner Graham Green said this year's weather has presented challenges like never before.

"There's still lots of good stuff in the field to pick, but there's not near the normal yield that you should get off it," said Green.

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