"This shutdown of the economy, the phases that we are going through. We started back up, we have never really stopped from day one. That's what's been different out here in rural America. Farming doesn't let you stop like that. We have issues that we have to address and I think every farmer has been in that category. I have been on lots of farms this spring with my fertilizer business, every farmer is out on the farm working and spending the same amount of hours that he has the previous years. We don't get shut down. The crops don't stop growing, they have to get planted. So if we don't do that where would this country be as far as the continuation of food, nationwide, through the country? We'd be in big trouble if we didn't have farms and if they were not producing," said Rynearson.
Is this the best or worst of times?
"These times are, as they say on television and the broadcasts, they're unprecedented. Yes, they are! However, we are going to get through it. We are going to come back right to where we were at square one and keep on moving. This is a great country and farming is a great industry, it's the backbone of our country. I'm Howard Rynerson. I'm still farming and proud to be part of the Farm Bureau organization," said Rynearson.