The Council for Agricultural Science & Technology
The Agricultural & Applied Economics Association
present a free webinar hosted by NC-FAR
featuring research from CAST's new commentary
Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on
Food and Agricultural Markets
Monday, June 29
Noon Eastern, 11:00 a.m. Central, 10:00 a.m. Mountain, 9:00 a.m. Pacific
A panel of agricultural economists will present highlights of CAST's new paper on the impacts of COVID-19 on food and agricultural markets followed by a Q&A session.
This paper examines the many economic factors and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on the agriculture sector. In efforts to slow down the spread of COVID-19, many states and countries shut down several economic areas such as tourism and entertainment venues, restaurants, personal services, and some manufacturing facilities. This has led many areas into a recession. The authors of this paper examine the effects this recession has on these topics: macroeconomics; trade; supply chain; consumer behavior; food service/grocery; meat processing; forestry and wood products; local food systems; food waste; food insecurity; major commodity crops; agricultural finance; agricultural labor; rural health care; and research and outreach priorities.
A free download of the CAST Commentary will be available June 29 from the CAST website ( ) .
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