Recovery continues in Atlantic Canada as people continue to work on picking up debris following the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona. 

The storm wreaked havoc across the Maritimes from power outages to infrastructure loss, loss of homes and fishing boats, damage to dairy farms, farms and crops.

Posting on Twitter Mary Robinson, President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture lives in P E. I and like many in Atlantic Canada has spent the week picking up after the storm. 

She notes the CFA has heard a staggering number of reports of damage to barns, potato storage and crop input storage. 

Senator Rob Black is Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry. 

On Thursday, he addressed the Senate to talk about the impact of Hurricane Fiona on agriculture in the Atlantic region.

He noted that agriculture represents one of the biggest sectors in the east, from potatoes and wild blueberries to lobsters and dairy.

"Sadly, this powerful storm hit the East Coast fishing and farm industries, unlike anything we've seen in our lifetimes. In fact, some farmers and fruit growers say they're worried they could lose a whole season's worth of work as a result. Unfortunately, we don't know the extent of the losses yet. Only time will tell the truth cost of the storm."

Black was able to get a better idea of the devastation in the Maritimes, and what needs to be done for agriculture during his conversation with Robinson earlier last week.

"CFA President Robinson also highlighted the need for measures to enhance business risk management programs and to strengthen and secure supply chains, all of which will help Eastern Canada during this challenging time. I'm hopeful that governments of all levels will work proactively with the affected region to support their recovery."