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Farming industry in dire straits due to coronavirus

With restaurants, schools and food processing plants closed, farmers have had to resort to drastic measures.

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With restaurants, schools and food processing plants closed, farmers have had to resort to drastic measures: turning to online sales, dumping millions of gallons of milk and even euthanizing hogs.

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Watch the video above for four stories from farmers across the country.



We are living in unprecedented times, and as COVID-19 spreads across the nation and world, the stories about how people are coping, battling, and persevering through the outbreak have become more important than ever. Each week, “Field Notes” brings you a handful of stories about how coronavirus has impacted real people just like you, and you can hear more about what it’s like to cover the novel coronavirus from the local news teams that are committed to keeping you informed, no matter what.