Farming Goes On Pt 2

Farming Goes On Pt 2

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
I’m Bob Larson. All of us have to eat to survive, but without the hard work of the farmers and ranchers with the COVID-19 pandemic hanging over their heads, we’d all be very hungry.

As a farmer herself, Pam Lewison, Director of the Initiative on Agriculture at the Washington Policy Center, says they still have weekly meeting with their crop consultant … because they have to …

LEWISON … “You know, just yesterday, he dropped our corn seed off for us. And, we are still having conversations with him, you know, maybe not as often face to face, but certainly on the phone about what sort of fertilizers and other applications we need for fields and other farmers are doing the same thing with their crop consultants.”

And, Lewison says it’s a busy time of the year …

LEWISON … “Water in Eastern Washington and elsewhere is getting ready to be delivered so we can start irrigating. And, you know, for the most part, business as usual is the order of the day.”

Lewison says, farmers are not blind to this …

LEWISON … “We are all very cognizant of what is going on, on a health level, so people are very careful about how we’re doing things. You know, there’s a lot less hand shaking going on and certainly a lot less of those lunches that we’re all sort of accustom to.”

Listen tomorrow for more on the COVID-19 adjustments and some things that HAVE changed for agriculture.

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