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USDA released the quarterly Grain Stocks and annual Prospective Plantings reports Tuesday, March 31. The Chief of the Crops Branch Lance Honig talked with ILLINOIS Extension's Todd Gleason about the numbers.
E3 | Financial Perspectives on Agriculture and Coronavirus
Nick Paulson, a farmdoc team member, will lead a discussion of COVID-19 concerns related to agricultural finance. Nathan Kauffman (Vice President and Omaha Branch Executive) and Cortney Cowley (Economist, Regional Affairs Department), from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, will be guests and provide important perspectives. Any recent important updates related to COVID-19 and agriculture will be shared.
E2 | Lessons from Infectious Disease and Livestock
Jim Lowe, an expert in infectious diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois, shares his perspectives on Coronavirus as it relates to the lessons already learned from the livestock sector. Recent important updates related to COVID-19 and agriculture were shared by Gary Schnitkey.
E1 | Coronavirus & Ag - Overview
The Farmdoc team led an overview of COVID-19 impacts on agriculture. The stage was set by Scott Irwin with an overview of the COVID-19 and the economy. Nick Paulson discussed consumer responses, Gary Schnitkey described supply chain concerns, Jonathan Coppess discuses policy actions, and Todd Hubbs described grain market concerns.
The farmdoc Daily Live series will continue Tuesdays and Fridays at 11am central time.
If you have not signed up for the farmdoc Daily Live | Coronavirus and Ag webinar series, then please do. You can catch the webinars after the fact on YouTube but joining live gives you the opportunity to ask questions. You only need to register once for the full series. It will continue until the farmdoc team runs out of coronavirus related topics to discuss.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 E4 | Global Transportation and Cash Flow Considerations
Ryan LeGrand from the US Grains Council will provide an update on movements of grain through the system. Gary Schnitkey will look at cash flow considerations for grain farms over the next several months.
Friday, April 3, 2020 E5 | Outlook and Farm Policy Moving Forward
Rob Johansson, Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will provide perspectives on COVID-19s on the agricultural sector and work continuing within the USDA. Jonathan Coppess, farmdoc team member, will provide an updates that may be occurring at that point, with an emphasis on policy updates.