Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

Will COVID-19 Lead to Food Shortages?

News / In The News April 27, 2020

COVID-19 has created higher demand in grocery stores and challenges to the nation's food supply chain.

American Farm Bureau Federation Executive Vice Presiden Dale Moore discusses concerns over food shortages in The Exam Room Podcast

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A battle over a farmer’s right to use and care for his own land is one step closer to being resolved. A determination by the director of USDA’s National Appeals Division admonishes the Natural Resources Conservation Service for failing to obey its own rules, favoring a farmer who battled NRCS for more than a decade. The decision is a welcome signal that concerns from across the countryside about NRCS conservation compliance are being heard.

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As the House and Senate consider legislation to tweak the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, the American Farm Bureau Federation is asking lawmakers to make the program fully accessible to farmers and ranchers by allowing them to increase their net farm income through all rental income, farm equipment trades, breeding livestock and other documented sources of income.

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