It’s been a year since First Coast News started following a local farmer, sharing with you his successes and struggles. When they started this story, First Coast News had no idea the troubles farmers would face because of a pandemic. This is the final installment in this story, showing how the weather is an age-old challenge for farmers and how Covid is something new.
“We’ve all been seeing the effects of all these many nor’easters and summer storms,” said Bryan Jones of Riverdale Farm. Jones’ family grows green beans in the fall and spring. However, with a thousand acres of potatoes, spuds are the main source of income for this family. And this year, the Covid storm hit that crop.
“There was a tremendous loss here at our farm,” Jones said.