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Age is an issue in farming. According to the most recent Census of Agriculture, the average age of U.S. agricultural producers is 57.5.

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Finding a sense of normalcy is a sought-after concept as events are canceled or modified to adhere to the restrictions and guidelines brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“If you have happy cows, you have a happy life.” This is the mantra Colten Carlson, a 23-year-old dairy farmer from Willmar, Minnesota, considers while helping raise his family’s 1,800-milking-cow herd.

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Almost two years ago we, like many dairy farmers, began breeding to beef in order to stabilize our herd size. Prior to the recent four-year downturn in prices, we’d had a steady flow of dairy sales of our excess animals.

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‘I had COVID-19’: A hoof trimmer’s personal experience with coronavirus

William (Willie) Coyne is a hoof trimmer who travels throughout west-central Minnesota with his business, On the Money Hoof Care. He’s young. He’s active. He’s healthy. And in May, he contracted the coronavirus.

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