Food consumption trends created by COVID-19 will continue long after the pandemic has passed, according to a Jan. 11 panel at the 2021 American Farm Bureau Federation Virtual Convention.
Commodity prices, COVID-19 and trade agreements are three of the top subjects shaping the farm economy outlook in 2021.
As COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed to essential healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents, agriculture groups are requesting that frontline food and farm workers be prioritized next.
Farmers and rural entrepreneurs seeking to expand production and marketing of agricultural products can apply for U.S. Department of Agriculture Value-Added Producer Grants.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is conducting the 2020 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey to provide new data on how locally grown food in the U.S. is marketed and sold.