First Peak: How Did COVID-19 Impact NC Agriculture in April 2020?

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How did COVID-19 impact NC Agriculture in April 2020? We have surveyed 157 farms and agritourism businesses and the results are stunning: 70% of pick-your-own operations and 59% of farms stand were partially or fully closed due to COVID-19, while 42% of farms sold more through online avenues. While we are still analyzing the whole survey, please have a first look at our initial summary.

We will post the complete survey in a few days.

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Mark Hoffmann, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Mark HoffmannSmall Fruits Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor, Strawberry and Grape Call Dr. Mark E-mail Dr. Mark Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Updated on Jun 2, 2020
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