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Virus’ long-term impact will be mixed for ag, economist says

Western FarmPress / March 16, 2020

Production activities will continue, but California’s high-end wines and non-staple foods will take a hit.

Even in self-imposed isolation, people “are still going to eat,” which is why agricultural production in general “is not very income-sensitive,” said Dan Sumner, director of the University of California’s Agricultural Issues Center in Davis.

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