COVID-19 dominated news headlines this past year, and the impacts are still being felt worldwide. That story comes in at Number One on the Red River Farm Network’s Top Stories of 2020 list. While the world seemed to shut down, farmers and ranchers pressed forward, with food and farming deemed essential industries. However, unbelievable supply chain disruptions resulted in animals being euthanized and milk dumped. “Whether we’re working on labor issues or working with the meat industry, it’s been a pleasure to help our state’s farmers and ranchers,” said North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring’s in an April interview. More meals were eaten at home and fewer miles were driven during shutdowns. This influenced everything from food service demand to ethanol production. Despite it all, Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen told the Red River Farm Network that farmers ended this difficult year “on a more positive note” Listen to the full story and the RRFN Top Stories of 2020 list.