Economic Tidbits

COVID-19 & Agriculture

The Platte Institute and the Nebraska Farm Bureau released a joint policy brief examining the economic disruptions from COVID-19 on Nebraska’s agriculture sector. The brief details the challenges the industry faced prior to and during the one-two punch brought on by the pandemic, as well as the ongoing uncertainties agriculture faces in its wake.

It identifies both the complications for the agriculture economy but also points to the importance of Nebraska’s agriculture, business, education, and elected leaders working strategically to marshal Nebraska’s advantages to assure Nebraska’s agriculture sector is on the proper path for growth in a post-COVID-19 world. The report, Disruptions from COVID-19 on Nebraska’s Agriculture, is available at and


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