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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Rising fuel prices are putting growing pressure on farmers and ranchers as they grapple with increased costs of growing food and fiber.

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The lack of an organization that provided mental health services geared toward the agricultural population in the state prompted the Illinois Farm Bureau to partner with various mental health groups to provide mental health information and resources to farm families across the state.

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