Farms with Direct to Consumer Sales in the Northeast Region and COVID-19: Some Early Challenges and Responses

NERCRD COVID-19 Issues Brief No. 2020-1. Agricultural producers who sell directly to consumers faced a particular conundrum during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, in that they both tend to be located close to population centers and it is in these densely populated areas where COVID-19 cases were most common. Here we document this issue and discuss resulting challenges for farmers, and their adaptation strategies to date.

Authors: Claudia Schmidt, Zheng Tian, Stephan Goetz, Benjamin Bartley, Brian Moyer, and Sarah Rocker

Publication: NERCRD COVID-19 Issues Brief Series   Date Published: April 1, 2020


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