The coronavirus has taken a toll on the livestock markets and the cattle community is seeking programs to provide financial assistance. Agricultural labor is also a growing concern for those who utilize the H-2A worker program. Dan Rorvig, who ranches at McVille, says the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association is addressing this evolving issue. “Keep in mind, if you know somebody whose current job situation has changed because of all these shutdowns, they are looking for labor in agriculture.” Just across the border, Minnesota Beef Council Executive Director Karin Schaefer says cattlemen are making sure the demand for beef products stays strong. “People are preparing beef at home to feed their families because of limited food services. We also want to make sure people know beef is still being produced and coming into grocery stores.” Among all this uncertainty, Rorvig remains positive about the future of agriculture. “I hope 30, 60 or 90 days from now we’ve learned something about how to deal with these outbreaks. We’ve survived similar things in the past and will survive them again in the future.” Listen to the full RRFN interviews with Rorvig and Schaefer for more details. Listen to the full story here.