Recent Work

June 9, 2020

Baseline Update for U.S. Agricultural Markets

FAPRI-MU Report #03-20:  The outbreak of COVID-19, as well as U.S. government response to the outbreak, continues to impact agricultural markets, disrupting supply chains, shifting consumer demand and expanding government outlays. This update incorporates only government payment programs that were announced before June 1, 2020. Thus, it includes $16 billion in Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) payments in 2020, but does not assume any additional programs that might be created.

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April 13, 2020

Early Estimates of the Impacts of COVID-19 on U.S. Agricultural Commodity Markets, Farm Income and Government Outlays

FAPRI-MU Report #02-20: This report presents a preliminary analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural markets in the U.S. using information available prior to April 9th 2020. There is considerable uncertainty regarding the outcomes from this unprecedented event, but this report traces some of the early indications of the macroeconomic and market changes through to the key variables for the agricultural sector.

Additionally, Dr. Pat Westhoff presented this information in the Engage 4 MO webinar series, presented by the University of Missouri’s Division of Applied Social Sciences.

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