Farmer Survey regarding COVID-19

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By Oregon Wheat Growers League

NAWG Surveys Farmers regarding COVID

A recent NAWG poll of their members found 90% of respondents indicated that COVID-19 had increased the level of stress, with the top issues being experienced were access to labor, followed by access to and increased cost of inputs, cashflow/access to credit and transportation issues.

Economic conditions causing concern as a result of the pandemic included the following responses:

–  Have lost value of wheat on May futures from January to April: 57%

–  Reduced consumer spending will depress prices: 58%

–  Domestic and global supply chains will increase market volatility: 74%

–  Wheat farmers will be worse off as a result of the coronavirus pandemic: 71%