A barley field near Soda Springs is harvested in September. A recent Gallup poll showed that Americans feel more positive about farming and agriculture than any other industry.

POCATELLO — In every dark cloud it is said there is a silver lining, and it appears the COVID-19 outbreak has helped Americans appreciate the agricultural industry even more.

For the first time ever in a special Gallup poll’s history, Americans have rated farming and agriculture as the business or industry they feel most positive about.

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