This morning Bruce was interviewed by NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) about the impact of coronavirus on farmers in the United States. The TV crew filmed Bruce and 12-year-old daughter Rachel on the family farm near Winters, California, The crew also filmed tomato-transplanting in progress in other fields where Rominger Brothers Farms operates. NHK is Japan's only public media organization (similar to PBS in the United States) and it broadcasts a news program called NHK World.
Keeping our workers safe is a top priority at Rominger Brothers Farms. All of our workers recently participated in a safety meeting at our shop that was conducted by David Valadez of Armstrong & Associates Insurance Agency.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, right, speaks at a recent town hall meeting held at Bogle Vineyards in Clarksburg, while Congressmen Doug LaMalfa, R-Redding, left, and John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, listen. Bruce and Rich Rominger and I attended the event, along with more than 100 local farmers and ranchers, to weigh in on agricultural issues such as farmland protection.