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Business as usual for farmers during COVID-19

Updated: May 4, 2020

Esther Taunton, Mar 31 2020,

While urban Kiwis struggle to adapt to life in coronavirus lockdown, it's business as usual for farmers.

Arable farmer Matt McEvedy said not much had changed in the day-to-day operation of his farm at Southbridge, on the Canterbury Plains.

"The only real change is in daily interactions among ourselves, just taking a bit more care and making a few policy changes around that sort of thing," he says.

McEvedy farms with his father and employs one person, meaning the farm didn't meet the five-person threshold to register with the Ministry for Primary Industries.


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