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The farmdoc team discusses the impact and influence of the Coronavirus on farmers and agriculture.  As we learn more we’ll update this page with articles and videos to help inform our audience.

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Setting the Stage

March 17th, 2020

Lessons from Infectious Disease and Livestock

March 24th, 2020

Financial Perspectives on Agriculture and Coronavirus

March 27th, 2020

Global Transportation and Cash Flow Considerations

March 31st, 2020

Outlook and Farm Policy Moving Forward

April 3rd, 2020

Acreage Decisions 2020

April 7th, 2020

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2020 Planting Decisions in the Face of COVID-19

March 17th, 2020

2020 Planting Decisions in the Face of COVID-19

March 24th, 2020

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The Coronavirus and Ethanol Demand Destruction

Extraordinary restrictions have been put in place in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. and many other nations. The restrictions range from shelter-in-place orders to milder social distancing guidelines. The result is a contraction…

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What We Know About Income Outlook for Crop Farms Given COVID-19

COVID-19 has reduced grain farm income outlook for 2020. Expected revenue from remaining old crop sales and projected revenue for 2020 are reduced. Somewhat mitigating these reductions are potentially higher payments from commodity title programs. There also is a chance…

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Corn and Soybean Acreage in 2020

The planting season begins another year under considerable uncertainty.  While trade issues remain, the continued spread of the coronavirus and the ensuing market collapse complicates an already difficult decision.  Projections from many market observers indicate increases in corn and soybean…

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2020 Planting Decisions in the Face of COVID-19

Trade conflicts, prevented and late planting, and policy innovations have presented a difficult decision-making environment to farmers over the past several years. The decisions for this spring are now drastically complicated given the rapidly changing situation with the spread of…

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Corn Demand over the Near Term

The sharp price drops across equity and commodity markets over recent trading sessions indicate investors foresee a drop off in economic activity over the near term.  Only the duration and severity of the economic contraction remain uncertain.  A severe contraction…

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COVID-19 Impacts: Plenty of Food “In the System,” But Guest Worker Concerns Persist

Ryan McCrimmon and Catherine Boudreau reported on Wednesday at Politico that, “Don’t be fooled by the barren grocery store shelves: There’s plenty more food on the way.”

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Seasonal Labor, Transportation, Financing, and Food Inflation (China) Among Outbreak Issues in U.S. and Abroad

Reuters writer Chris Walljasper reported on Tuesday that, “U.S. fruit and vegetable producers are bracing for dramatic disruptions to their labor force after the U.S. government said it was suspending visa interviews in Mexico to reduce the spread of the…

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During Outbreak, USDA Ensures Food Safety While Protecting Health of Inspectors

Reuters writer Tom Polansek reported this week that, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking to reassure meat producers it will keep slaughterhouses staffed with federal inspectors as fears about potential shutdowns due to the new coronavirus hammer livestock prices…

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