National Farmers Union wants more aid for rural businesses

National Farmers Union president Rob Larew has asked leaders for additional funds to keep rural business going.

“Under the best of conditions, they struggle to stay afloat, and those folks on the front lines are continuing to be there, and with this pandemic particularly in a lot of rural areas where we are seeing cases rise, those facilities are getting hit especially hard,” he said.

The NFU leader says that since 2010, many rural communities across the country have lost hospitals and fears that number could increase as the pandemic continues.