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Farmers preparing for spring planting season

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TREMONT (HOI) - Many farmers are taking extra measures to maintain a safe and healthy food supply.

Bryce Baker, the Marketing Manager at Precision Planting, says farming already is an isolated job, but farmers are still limiting outside human contact.

"Seeding companies, ag retailers, dealerships, that typically do a lot of on farm visits during the Spring and plant plots together. Some of that is being minimized, or not happening at all," said Baker.

Seeding for some crops has already begun, and corn planting officially begins in two weeks. Baker said COVID-19 will cause no delays with their production.

"You know last year it rained all Spring, and there were a lot of delays. I assume that a lot of farmers are chomping at the bit, and the first time it's ready to go, they'll go," stated Baker.

It seems many farmers are taking some extra personal precautions as they take to the field.

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