Exact financial figures will be difficult. The $2.6 billion came to us by doing a cross-commodity scope. We surveyed all of our members, all commodities across the country, and two months ago the estimate of losses was $2.6 billion.
In regard to the $252 million and what's not covered between that and the $2.6 billion, we know that we have escalating COVID-related costs, such as for PPE and modifications to make workplaces safe. We know that we have lost markets. We know that we've had food waste because we're trying to shift how food goes to market. Instead of its going to a food service customer, now it's going to a lot of retail customers, and that's been a difficult and costly shift to make.
Moving forward, our uncertain access to labour is one of the biggest concerns we have. COVID certainly highlights the importance of coming up with a labour strategy. We know that the work the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council has done has highlighted that growing gap. We have so many unfilled jobs in agriculture, and what that costs not only farmers but the Canadian economy is extraordinary.