Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Erin Schornberg
Project Associate, Center for Rural Affairs 

Producers adapt to ripple effects of COVID-19

 

April 23, 2020



As the coronavirus continues to spread and disrupt society, life on farms and ranches does not skip a beat. For many, it’s calving season. For others, seeds will soon be planted. Regardless of volatility, the rest of the year depends on these essential tasks.

Comfort can also be found by staying busy and productive in a time of increased stress. Rancher Deb Frank comments that while calving season can be an “unrelenting marathon,” this year it brings relief. She’s thankful for “good reasons to keep my mind off the virus and the ever-swirling cycle of bad news.”

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