The dedication of the American farmer

By Tammie Beasley


 It seems like everyone has been publicly thanked for their contributions to this country, especially during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, except the American farmers. So, I’d like to take this time to recognize and thank the American farmers for their dedication and perseverance. Without them, there would be no deliveries, no feed for cattle, no food or dairy, prescription medications, lotions, hand sanitizers and many other products that we take for granted. The economy affects them just like it does all of us. And, just like us, they are not sure how the COVID-19 pandemic will ultimately affect them. But they also have the added threats of weather, namely droughts or floods, which affect their ability to produce these crops. Famine or feast certainly applies to the American farmer.

 Per the Kentucky Food and Farm Administration,