Farmers and agri-businesses are transforming how they work in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

In this week’s Irish Farmers Journal, we have stories about how marts are operating strict new drop-and-go systems, co-ops are gearing up their drivers and farm organisations are switching to phone meetings.

Teagasc and the ACA are working on remote BPS applications and biosecure offices.

Bord Bia has reduced auditing pressure on farmers, the Department of Agriculture is working to ensure all vital services are provided.

AI services and vets are playing their part to limit face-to-face contact.

Breed societies and marts are making tough calls to cancel sales in the national effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

And during all this, farmers are doing what they do every day – producing safe, healthy and nutritious food for Ireland.

The Irish Farmers Journal wants to know what you are doing.

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