CAST releases paper on COVID-19 economic impacts

June 26, 2020
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On Monday, June 29th, the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) and the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) are releasing a new paper, Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Food and Agricultural Markets. Lee Schulz, associate professor, was a contributing author to this paper.

COVID-19 disrupted nations around the world in 2020. People have had to alter their typical lifestyle, and the measures put into effect to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have had an immense impact on economic activity, employment, food consumption, and workplace environments. The paper’s authors discuss the following 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.

At 11:00 a.m. on June 29, a panel of agricultural economists will present highlights of the new paper on the impacts of COVID-19 on food and agricultural markets followed by a Q&A session. To register for the free webinar on our new paper, follow this link: https://eatright.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=eatright&service=6&rnd=0.9573434282981601&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Featright.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b0000000434ce39ab37b02cef3364523b13d65ca309e0679614ea5a3af273edca46432f11%26siteurl%3Deatright%26confViewID%3D163687543109371620%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAS6xjwuKqqSz2dlkwLZPugILpOj-4CBAfeQyz5LFIeMFg2%26

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