The vice president of the Minnesota Farmers Union says farms of all sizes need to have a COVID-19 contingency plan in place. Brian Klabunde, who also farms in northwest Minnesota, says this is especially important for small farms, who may be counting on just one or two people to get most of the work finished. What happens if that farmer gets the virus?:
“You need to think about what your plan is. Start talking to your neighbors. Don’t go see them, but start talking to them. And have plans to help each other. I think now more than ever we’re going to need to work together like other parts of the country are doing like other industries are doing, our turn is coming.”
Klabunde says he is the point person for the Minnesota Farmers Union if there are farmers who need help in coordinating efforts in case they get COVID-19.