Next Tuesday January 29, 2020 I will be hosting a special hour long AM Minnesota Program titled: Jerry's Top Five AG Stories For 2020. When I was thinking about which stories should be included there was no question which one would have to be the top ag story for 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic had an impact on everyone lives, industries and agriculture was no exception.

I have seen pictures of empty food shelves at grocery stores in other countries. I never thought I would see it in my hometown of Faribault Minnesota! I never even though about the possibility of livestock farmers having to euthanize healthy animals because their processing plant had shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even with as tough as it was last spring everyone involved in agriculture showed their resilience, dedication and ability to figure out how to deal with COVID-19 and still continue to get food to grocery stories.

Hopefully you can listen to my other choices for the Top Five AG stories for 2020 next Tuesday at 9:30 on KDHL.