Michigan farmers fear ruin as coronavirus lockdown collapses prices

"It seems to be one thing after another. It’s pretty scary."

A dairy farmer all his life, Dan Weil just scraped by over the past few years as the market price of milk tumbled. A wet spring last year cost him half the corn crop on his 1,000-acre farm operation in Goodrich, southeast of Flint.

Now he’s bracing for the next blow, this one triggered by a state lockdown in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Bridge Magazine reports.

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