Producers around the Granit region are feeling economic pinch
The extent of the loss felt in Lac-Mégantic reaches well beyond the town limits. Farmers and producers in the Granit region that surrounds the community say their sales have plummeted since the deadly train derailment and explosion. Many sold their produce through retailers in Lac-Mégantic that are either in the red zone or at points of sale that are no longer.
Stephanie Forcier speaks for the Estrie section of the UPA, which works with Granit region farmers.