Academics Offer New Thinking to Address the Economic Impacts of Covid-19 on Agri-food

By June 29, 2020July 21st, 2020News Posts

coronavirusA new publication from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology and the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association highlights the economic impacts of Covid-19 on agri-food (food and agricultural markets). Intended to “provide some understanding of the shocks to our food system,” the publication features essays from 31 academics and subject matter experts on topics ranging from changing consumer food attitudes to food buying patterns in a recession. Its ultimate aim: to offer “some guidance for positive actions that might address the challenges as we move forward.”

Essays include:

  • Food Service versus Retail: COVID-19 Impacts by Tim Richards, Arizona State University
  • 50% Unauthorized and 100% Essential: Farm Labor Supply and Demand during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Diane Charlton, Montana State University
  • Research Priorities to Fill Critical Knowledge Gaps Caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic, by Rodolfo M. Nayga, Jr., University of Arkansas and David Zilberman, University of California, Berkeley

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