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Ag Economy

USDA COVID-19 Relief Programs and Impacts to the US Food System

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused significant disruptions to U.S. agriculture, including shutdowns at a number of meatpacking plants, as well as major declines in food service markets. In response, the USDA developed a number of relief programs to assist producers who have been impacted by the loss of markets and the general economic downturn. American Farm Bureau Federation Chief Economist, John Newton, discussed these issues in a webinar on June 4, 2020.

This webinar was cosponsored by the state farm bureaus in all seven states served by Farm Credit East.

For a PDF of John's presentation, click here.

Click below to view the recording.