Chaney’s Dairy Barn’s profits take a hit during the COVID-19 closures
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Today is National Agriculture Day and local farmers are seeing some changes in their businesses due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Chaney’s Dairy Barn in Warren County is facing harder times than many other farms after having to close down tours and their dining room.
Chaney’s playground is also closed for now, but their walk-up window is still open for business.
The company is still producing milk and stocking shelves of local grocery stores.
Yet, due to the closures, Carl Chaney, the owner of Chaney’s Dairy Barn, says last week’s profits dropped by nearly 80% compared to the same week last year.
According to a report from Feeding the Economy, the economic impact of Kentucky agriculture is responsible for over 352,000 jobs, over $10 billion in wages, $12 billion in taxes, and over $1 billion in exports.