VITAL FARM, Iowa—A rural farm near me was shut down by the Iowa Department of Agriculture (IDA) due to COVID transmission, but now, the farm’s owner, VITAL FOODS, has announced plans to reopen it as a family-run business.
VITALFOODS is located in the town of VITAL, just outside of Burlington, Iowa.
The farm is owned by Bob and Jill Moulton, who purchased it in 2011.
Jill Moultons said that she and her husband bought the farm for their son, Caleb, who has been diagnosed with COVID.
Caleb is now 18 years old.
“He has had two COVIDs and it has been a lot of work,” Jill Moltons said.
And it worked out.” “
So we kept it as long as we could and just kept on keeping on keeping it as organic.
And it worked out.”
The Moultones said they had to close the farm because the Iowa state government’s new rule required them to close all farms where COVID was detected by a state health official.
“We were told by the state that we couldn’t keep the farm open, that we could not operate it as the primary business,” Jill said.
Jill and Bob Moultonson said they are open to all options for how to reopen the farm.
The Moltones said Caleb’s new diagnosis will keep him out of school and out of the farm until the end of his senior year of high school.
Jill said she hopes to reopen VITAL as a “family business” in 2019.
“The only thing we have left is our farm,” Jill told Breitbart News.
“It is very important to us that Caleb is not put in the hands of another person, because I am very worried about him.”
The couple said that they are working with the Iowa Board of Agriculture and are planning to reopen their farm “in the near future.”
“I’m looking forward to being back and being able to work with the people there,” Jill added.
VICTORIA, Texas, VICELAND, Florida, ANDREW, Kentucky, and JOHNSON, Tennessee, are all among the 11 states in the U.S. that have declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus.
More than 400,000 Americans have contracted COVID and the vast majority have recovered, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC says there are approximately 13,000 confirmed cases of COVID in the United States and that nearly a quarter of the cases are in adults ages 65 and older.
The CDC estimates that nearly 5.3 million Americans have been infected, and the virus has claimed the lives of more than 23,000 people in the past five years.
President Donald Trump announced last month that the U and U.K. will be issuing an import permit to import certain agricultural products from China, as well as import beef from Australia, which has been hit by the coronavalvirus outbreak.
In the past two weeks, the Trump administration has signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s Ministry of Commerce, to allow U. S. companies to import goods and services from China.
In addition, the U, UK, and China have agreed to develop a comprehensive strategy for reducing COVID related costs.
In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill to allow farmers to import up to 15 percent of their production from China under the Agricultural Supply Management Act (ASMA).
The state has also announced that it will be imposing a moratorium on imports of food and agricultural products until the virus is contained in the country.
In Tennessee, Governor Bill Haslam signed a resolution declaring a state-wide state of disaster.
Governor Haslam said that the state is also considering allowing farmers to bring food, clothing, and household items from overseas into the state.
“This is a very important step that will reduce costs and bring us closer together in the face of this crisis,” Haslam told Breitbart.
Governor Bob Corker said that Tennessee is in the midst of implementing a state emergency plan to help address the spread of COVE-19.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) is coordinating with the Tennessee Department of Health and Human Services (TDHS) and other agencies to provide emergency relief to residents and businesses in Tennessee and the U