Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

COVID-19 Takes Toll on Agriculture Rebound

News / In The News August 20, 2020

“At the outset, we thought 2020 was going to be a race between supply and demand,” AFBF Chief Economist John Newton said. “And if demand accelerates as we hoped it would, we thought we’d finally see commodity prices turn a corner.” 

But, COVID-19 hit, and as SeedWorld reports, it threw a wrench into some of the hopes of a better economic outlook. 

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As the country faces the worst public health crisis of our lifetime and pandemic-related food insecurity is dire and widespread,MarketLink, a USDA grant program, is meeting the moment with technology that works for farmers, farmers markets, and food-insecure shoppers using SNAP/EBT benefits.

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WASHINGTON, February 25, 2021 – Farm Bureaus across the nation are preparing for Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week, Feb. 28 – March 6. U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers will join Farm Bureau in promoting ag safety this week with the theme “Driving Safety Home.”

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