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Nunes: Farmers fuel food pantries
julia nunes
Julia Nunes
Wisconsin farmers are on the clock 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. When the COVID-19 pandemic closed or reduced hours of operation of a significant number of Wisconsin businesses and restaurants many farmers and food processors faced much smaller markets for their products. With no kids in school to drink cartons of milk, no restaurants open to make extra cheesy pizzas, and no barbeque joints serving pork sandwiches, many farmers have been impacted by contraction of some of their traditional markets.