It was business as usual for Middlemarch farmer Lindsay Carruthers last week as he pushed lambs up to the weigh scales for Anton Gibson. Photo: Alice ScottIt is business as usual for farmers around the country, despite Covid-19. Emeritus Prof Frank Griffin says that as the nation scrambles to contain the virus, the food sector will continue as normal. ‘‘What I do think we may see is a dramatic resolution for this virus and following this initial upheaval people will eventually become desensitised and begin to get on with life.’’Meanwhile, Ag Proud NZ has called for compassion among farmers. ‘‘Ag Proud NZ encourages rural communities to remain humble and focus on what we do best; producing world-class food,’’ he wrote.
Source: Otago Daily Times March 24, 2020 15:22 UTC