About three-quarters of farmers surveyed said they were worried about the coronavirus’s impact on their incomes this year, according to a research from Perdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture published this week.

In the survey, 34 percent said they were “fairly worried” and 40 percent said they were “very worried.”

“The percentage of farmers expecting good times in agriculture in the upcoming 12 months fell from 50 percent in February to just 19 percent in March,” according to the center’s news release.

With decreased demand, dairy farmers have been dumping milk and vegetables have been rotting in the fields, according to the Guardian.

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Sky Chadde has covered the agriculture industry for Investigate Midwest since 2019 and spent much of 2020 focused on the crisis of COVID-19 in meatpacking plants, which included collecting and analyzing...

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