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COVID-19 Resources

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Virginia Tech Agricultural and Applied Economics experts have responded to recent disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic by conducting further analysis and producing helpful information for Virginia producers, businesses, community members, and policy makers. The following report is a compilation of these outputs and covers topics ranging from an overarching economic outlook to disruptions in the food supply chain, aquaculture, U.S.-China trade, grain markets, and agricultural policy.

Read the report now: Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on U.S. and Virginia Farms and Agribusinesses: May 2020


Additional COVID-19 resources by AAEC faculty:

The many ways COVID-19 affects households: consumption, time, and health outcomes, George Davis

Agrifood markets and support in the United States after 1 year of COVID-19 pandemic, David Orden

Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Lockdown in a Remittance-Dependent Region, Anubhab Gupta

Resilience and Vulnerabilities of the North American Food System during the Covid-19 Pandemic, David Orden

Resilience test by the North American food system, David Orden

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Tax Rebates, Travis Mountain

COVID-19 Resources for Virginia Farmers, Agribusinesses, and Virginia Cooperative Extension Agents and Specialists, John Bovay

State Agency and COVID-19 Resources for Community and Economic Development, Conaway Haskins


Please see Virginia Tech's Ready site for further information related to university operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional information related to COVID-19 and public health safety measures can be accessed on the Virginia Department of Health or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevension websites.