Absolutely, there is risk of bankruptcy of fresh fruit and vegetable farms across the country. We are currently seeing farms with outbreaks of COVID-19, making it virtually impossible to maintain their crops, and if they're in the middle of harvest, then it's hard to get the harvest in. Some of the asparagus crop in Ontario was mowed because there was an absolute shortage of labour.
That said, there is also the potential that you may not have this type of situation on your farm if you don't have the COVID-19 outbreak at a critical time of plant maintenance or harvest. If you get your product to market when the prices are good, you could have a good year.
We need something that can address the risk, and it's not just a blanket payout; it's only when the farms are hit with the unexpected challenges coming from COVID-19.