The President of the Minnesota Farm Bureau says he appreciates what lawmakers are doing to help agriculture deal with the current COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’ve seen a decline in commodity prices,” said Blue Earth county farmer Kevin Paap. “There remains the possibility of plant closures or other disruptions but we have got to have long-term viability in agriculture.”

Paap says agriculture is committed to doing its part to help the current situation

“We still have a safe and secure food supply,” said Paap. “Everybody in the system is doing a great job and we will continue to maintain a safe and secure food supply.”

Paap made the comments Friday to the Linder Farm Network.