Dallas — The coronavirus pandemic has deeply affected America’s farmers. They have already been facing financial hardships, worsened by a trade war and labor shortages.In the heart of Dallas, Bonton Farms planted roots in an often-forgotten neighborhood that’s long been a food desert with no grocery store nearby. Daron Babcock of Bonton Farms CBS News Daron Babcock started the small urban farm and 40-acre extension to solve a health crisis in the region.”We have over double the rate of cancer, double the rate of stroke, double the rate of heart disease, double the rate of diabetes and double the rate of childhood obesity than the county we’re in,” he explained.The farm provides fresh fruits and vegetables for the community and restaurants across north Texas. However, their two years of successful growth has become stunted by the deadly coronavirus pandemic. “Just day one, when they announced they were gonna quarantine, business dropped 90%,” Babcock told CBS News. “So that’s been really difficult. We’re trying to create jobs for our neighborhood.He added: “How do we keep people working so that they can keep their rent paid, their lights on and their water bills paid?”  It’s a family affair on a farm in Illinois, getting

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