Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

Farmers Brace for Economic Hit From Coronavirus

News / In The News March 26, 2020

"This will be a wallop," reports POLITICO.

“These type of black swan events, you can’t anticipate it,” said John Newton, chief economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation. “It’s a shock to the global economy. We will rebound and recover — it’s just a matter of how long’s the drag on this.”

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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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American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall Thursday told lawmakers farmers are part of the solution to climate change. Micheal Clements shares how farmers are already contributing to climate smart practices and how they can help in the future.

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