U.S. Pandemic hits economy and farmers face a difficult winter Coronavirus Pandemic has had a huge impact on the US economy, and even farmers who provide food for entire United States have suffered from hunger.
Winter in the northern hemisphere is coming, and some American farmers now have to make a difficult choice-in this winter, to feed animals? Or even feed family?
Walworth County, Wisconsin, is a traditional agricultural area in the United States. This year, affected by the epidemic, the local food planting and processing industries have encountered difficulties.
With the advent of winter, the livestock raised by farmers need to eat more fodder, and people also need to eat and keep warm-these originally normal living expenses have caused financial crisis for many local farmers whose income has fallen sharply.
Zimmerman, head of the community food storage department in Walworth County: Some families are considering whether to reduce the number of livestock raised for food, whether to slaughter a cow and then bear the loss, or eat a few fewer meals by themselves.
Faced with hunger, many families have to seek help from community food storage departments that can provide free relief.
Head of the community food storage department in Walworth County: Generally speaking, when they come here, we will give them about 120 pounds of food, and we have to host about 500 families every month.