Minnesota farmer thankful COVID-19 had little impact on planting

A Minnesota farmer is thankful the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t have much of an impact on planting this spring.

Harold Wolle of Madelia in the south-central part of the state tells Brownfield he was worried about the virus reaching his farm.

“What would happen if my son were to get ill and be out of the operation for two weeks? It would’ve been a substantial challenge when one of your key team members gets sick. That did not happen.”

The past president of the Minnesota Corn Growers says he was also concerned about possible supply chain disruptions.

“If our coop employees get sick and aren’t able to deliver the fertilizer in a timely fashion, or the crop protection (products) don’t get supplied. That fortunately didn’t happen either.”

Wolle could see coronavirus causing issues in the fall, but he says the harvest season is not as compact as spring planting.

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