The coronavirus pandemic has impacted farmers across the country, including right here in Illinois.

Rodney Weinzierl (WINE-zearl), executive director of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, says the virus has hit a few different areas of the ag industry.

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Weinzierl (WINE-zearl) adds that people are driving less and about 30 percent of the corn crop goes into ethanol production. He says as gasoline sales drop, so do the profits for farmers.