Searle: Uncertainty Weighing On The Minds Of Growers

In a typical year, farmer have a host of questions about their livelihood. From farm labor, to state and federal legislation and weather can create sleepless nights. And in 2020, that insomnia is made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.

“Eyes are on just trying to grow crops, what’s the future holing, where are we going to be, just to get through the pandemic,” said Bryan Searle President of the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation. “So I think that’s kind of occupied a lot of space, not only the growing, but the added concerns of the pandemic.”

Searle said Idaho farmers have done a great job focusing on producing the best products. He added he’s hopeful producers can receive some certainty, especially when it comes to trade and market access moving into 2021.

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