Farmers in Perkins County, in Nebraska and throughout the country know their responsibility for feeding the world doesn’t stop with a pandemic outbreak that has idled the country for almost two months. The importance of their role has taken on an even greater significance with the disruption seen in the food chain due to the pandemic. Much of the irrigated corn has already been planted in Nebraska as the focus shifts in this area to planting dryland acres. Above, Riley Kosmicki strip tills some dryland west of Grant to get it ready for planting. Below, Theuns van Schoor finishes filling the fertilizer tank on the tractor and planter unit so he can resume getting the dryland crop in the ground.