Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

Farmers Need a Helping Hand

News / In The News August 7, 2020

In a joint op-ed published in The Cedar Rapids Gazette, AFBF President Zippy Duvall and White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Jim Carroll highlighted the increasing stress farmers are experiencing and what their two organizations are doing to help.

 

“Farmers need to know that sometimes it’s OK not to be OK, and that there are times when you need to be able to reach out to someone who can offer empathy and support,” they wrote.

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The latest Cattle on Feed Report shows a decline in placements and an increase in inventory. Micheal Clements shares how the data from the Department of Agriculture impacts livestock markets.

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For North Carolina farmers Erica and Justin Edwards, educating people about agriculture and all it provides – from food and fiber to career opportunities – starts with preschoolers and continues well into the young adult years.

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