Watch: Farmers in Montana threw away 700 tons of potatoes and suffered millions of dollars losses due to government Covid-19 mandates
It’s almost one and a half years since the covid-19 pandemic began in Wuhan China. Here in the United States, the damage caused by this deadly virus is staggering. Apart from over 500,000 precious lives lost to this deadly virus, two Harvard economists estimate that the coronavirus pandemic will cost the nation at least $16 trillion if it ends by the fall of this year.
While media attention has primarily been focused on government bailouts to big companies and the rich who don’t really need the money, farmers across this great nation lost millions of dollars due to government-imposed mandates. That’s not all, farmers were forced to throw away billions of pounds of food not due to the faults of their own but due to the government’s Draconian law. The 700 tons of potatoes could have been used to feed millions of poor people in communities around the country.
The mandates caused thousands of restaurant closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic caused a glut. In the end, billions of pounds of potatoes were stuck in the supply chain, which later caused unprecedented financial losses, food waste, and emotional turmoil for farmers whose livelihood depends on their crops.
Below is a video that sheds more light on what happened to farmers in Idaho and Montana in 2020. Thanks to Business Insider for bringing the plight of farmers into the limelight.