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The purpose of this Web page is to offer up-to-date, reliable, fact-based ag-related information from around the country relevant to the current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus around the globe. The information is categorized first by news articles and followed by specific Ag information resources relative to COVID-19. The most recent news articles are at the top of list.

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You can contact me at: rnielsen@purdue.edu.

News Articles

As this list grows, older articles will be moved to an archive page.

27 Mar 2020
Agriculture support labs still open for business, with modifications
Eric Anderson, Michigan State Univ. Extension
27 Mar 2020
Protecting yourself and your farm employees from COVID-19
Bruce MacKellar, Philip Kaatz, Paul Gross, Stan Moore, Kevin Gould and Beth Ferry, Michigan State Univ. Extension
27 Mar 2020
Editorials about COVID-19 and its impact on production agriculture
Bill Field, Purdue Univ.
26 Mar 2020
The Coronavirus and Ethanol Demand Destruction
Scott Irwin and Todd Hubbs, Univ. Illinois
25 Mar 2020
Purdue Crop Chat Podcast Episode 2, COVID-19 Implications
Hoosier Ag Today and Purdue Extension
24 Mar 2020
What We Know About Income Outlook for Crop Farms Given COVID-19
Gary Schnitkey, Krista Swanson, Nick Paulson, Jonathan Coppess; Univ. of Illinois
24 Mar 2020
A Guide to Alternative Delivery Systems for Local Producers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Multiple co-authors, Purdue Univ. Extension
24 Mar 2020
A guide for local producers to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak
Tamara Benjamin, Purdue Univ. Extension
23 Mar 2020
Coronavirus Best Management Practices for Horticultural Crop Producers
Penn State Univ.
23 Mar 2020
Coronavirus Best Management Practices for Vegetable Producers
Penn State Univ.
23 Mar 2020
Governor Orders Hoosiers to Stay Home in Fight Against COVID-19
IN.gov; including link to Stay-At-Home FAQs
20 Mar 2020
YouTube icon Analysts React to COVID-19
Market Journal, Univ. Nebraska Extension. Several of the show’s market analysts offer their thoughts on how COVID-19 is impacting agriculture and the world as a whole from a health, economic and social standpoint (YouTube video)
20 Mar 2020
YouTube icon COVID-19 on the Farm
Market Journal, Univ. Nebraska Extension. Janzen Ag Law Attorney Brianna Schroeder discusses how those in the agricultural industry should be preparing for the inevitability of dealing with the coronavirus outbreak (YouTube video)
20 Mar 2020
YouTube icon Retailers adjust to coronavirus reality, impact of crude oil price collapse
CropLife Retail Week (YouTube video)
19 Mar 2020
Fertilizer Essential for Nation’s Food Supply
The Fertilizer Institute; a letter to President Trump
19 Mar 2020
Stay healthy in the time of COVID-19
Liz Stahl and Phyllis Bongard, Univ. of Minnesota Extension
19 Mar 2020
COVID-19: Where can agricultural employers go to stay current on the infectious disease caused by novel coronavirus?
Ron Goldy (Michigan State Univ), Audrey Sebolt (Michigan Farm Bureau), Adam Kantrovich (Clemson Univ)
19 Mar 2020
COVID-19 Impacts: Plenty of Food “In the System,” But Guest Worker Concerns Persist
Keith Good, Univ. Illinois Extension
19 Mar 2020
A consumer guide to buying from local farmers during the COVID-19 outbreak
Tamara Benjamin, Purdue Extension
17 Mar 2020
A guide for local producers to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak
Tamara Benjamin, Purdue Extension
17 Mar 2020
2020 Planting Decisions in the Face of COVID-19
Gary Schnitkey, Krista Swanson, Jonathan Coppess, Nick Paulson; Univ. of Illinois Extension

Information Resources

Expert Resources for COVID-19
Purdue Extension
Office of Indiana State Chemist - Pesticide Section
Effects of COVID-19 outbreak on pesticide regulatory services provided by OISC and Purdue University.
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Coronavirus and USDA Service Centers
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources
Indiana State Board of Animal Health
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
State of Indiana - IN.gov
COVID-19 Guidance for Amish Communities
State of Indiana - IN.gov
Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2
Source: EPA Pesticide Registration Web Site
COVID-19 FAQs for U-pick Farms
North Carolina State Univ. Extension
COVID-19 FAQs for Farmers Markets
North Carolina State Univ. Extension
American Seed Trade Association
News about the impact of COVID-19 on the seed industry, including the shipment of seed from international production areas, immigration & labor, and general transportation regulations.
Coronavirus-related News Affecting Agribusinesses
Agribusiness Council of Indiana
Resources and Information for Virtual Learning during COVID-19 Pandemic
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)