Commentary: Invest in farmers for the future
The COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered many restaurants, factories and stores, causing the U.S. economy to grind to a halt. As Congress works to deliver a massive stimulus package, let’s not forget rural America and the American farmer.This is our opportunity to bring about a rural renaissance, characterized by fair incomes, competitive markets and a new generation of farmers.In fact, the reinvigoration of small-scale American farming is one of the primary ways that we can guard against future pandemics.The new coronavirus is emphatically not a “Chinese virus,” as President Donald Trump has claim...
Tribune News Service
Starbucks to close some stores, eliminate seating in all others to slow spread of coronavirus
SEATTLE — In a bid to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, Starbucks will temporarily close some of its North American locations and will shift to a “to-go” model at the rest of its more than 10,000 North American stores.The closures, which were announced and implemented Sunday afternoon, will last at least two weeks and will affect company-operated stores in high-risk areas such as Seattle and New York, with a high number of cases of COVID-19, the highly contagious illness caused by the coronavirus, the company said in a statement Sunday afternoon. In these areas, stores will either shut...
The Seattle Times