How the Pandemic is Affecting Farming

(Updated April 10, 2020)
March 31, 2020 

Note: See the previous CAST blog post from March 26 about misinformation and spotting scams 

CAST’s mission focuses on providing balanced, credible science-based information about food and agriculture. With the current COVID-19 situation, we will use this space to provide regular updates on news, announcements, and pertinent educational resource material related to agriculture, science, our members, and CAST activities. 

COVID-19’s Effect on the Ag Sector

During this time of crisis, those working in the food and agriculture sector have been labeled as “essential critical infrastructure workers” by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In other words, farmers and agricultural workers have a responsibility to continue operating in times of crisis. However, there is a rise in concern over their welfare when most of the nation is told to keep “socially distant.” Read the latest news about the topic—and check out useful resources—below. 



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