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This is vegetable planting time. Farmers need your voice.

While the country is worried about protecting our population from the Coronavirus, there is another looming problem – the future of our vegetable supply.

A good friend owns a small fertilizer company. This is as close to the bottom of our country’s food chain as you can get. Orders for fertilizer are not coming in from the farmers in the southeast. The farmers are in decision mode as to whether to plant this spring. Will there be processing of vegetable crops? Will there be workers to pick? Are traditional buyers still viable? The economic forecast is uncertain and markets have shifted creating a possible instability.

Restaurants have scaled back or closed but people are now cooking more than ever before. But, will there be food to cook later this year? Not if crops are not planted. Farmers are making these decisions NOW so that we can have food in three to six months. Congress needs to focus immediately on the agricultural industry so that we have food flowing to our grocery stores. Please contact your state and national representatives to act now to ensure our food supply.

Any official guidance on what a suspected infected person should do? Who to call?

ER and doctor's office can be contaminated. Haven't heard anything about this.
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