COVID-19 Economic Implications for Agriculture, Food, and Rural America

Overview

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its associated economic impacts have implications for agriculture, food, and rural America.

ERS’ research program considers links in the farm-to-consumer supply chain that may be affected by the pandemic, including farms, processors, handlers, retail outlets, and trade. ERS also examines the economic impacts of the pandemic on consumers, food assistance program participants, residents of rural America, and farmers.

This page highlights ERS research and data that can help interpret and understand the emerging economic impacts of the pandemic. The page will be updated as more information becomes available.

See also Resources for the Media.

Topics Covered by ERS COVID-19-Related Research

ERS COVID-19-related research and data address impacts related to these key subjects:

Highlights

Recent Research

Data Resources

  • Selected Weekly Fruit Movement and Price describes the change in shipment volume, farm prices, and retail prices of select fruit for the week noted. Volume and prices reflect weekly marketing and supply chain conditions which can be affected by various factors including pests, weather, imports, exports, retail promotions, and labor disruptions.
  • Selected Weekly Vegetable Movement and Price describes the change in shipment volume, farm prices, and retail prices of select vegetables for the week noted. Volume and prices reflect weekly marketing and supply chain conditions which can be affected by various factors including pests, weather, imports, exports, retail promotions, and labor disruptions.

Additional Resources