Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

ABC News: Distilleries Now Making Hand Sanitizer

News / In The News March 17, 2020

ABC News reports that several alcohol distilleries are shifting production to produce hand sanitizer. Chad Butters, founder of Eight Oaks Farm Distillery, one of the companies featured in a recent story, is a Farm Bureau member in Pennsylvania. The family owned company has shifted to producing hand sanitizer that will be donated to local charities and “sold” for an optional donation.

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Behind every devastating drop in cattle, corn, ethanol and other crop futures, there are farm and ranch families with suddenly shaky futures.

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From dairy farmers with nowhere to send their milk and cattle ranchers reeling from plummeting beef prices, the impact of the coronavirus is rippling through farm country. Corn, cotton and soybean futures have tumbled, ethanol plants have been idled, and some fruit and vegetable farmers are finding their best option is leaving produce in the field.

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