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Iowa State Extension

Risk Management: Markets & COVID-19


April 23, 2020

by Gary Wright, Farm Management Specialist

Much has been written about the present COVID-19 pandemic, and its impact upon global and U.S. economies. This article will not repeat those facts (other than encouraging all readers to be acting upon the many good suggestions for healthy living), but focus in light of the pandemic, directly upon its impact to agriculture and farm management decision-making.


The most recent WASDE reports were published on April 9. Corn demand/use was generally bearish due to a fairly significant reduction to ethanol production which followed an already-weak...

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