Faculty and specialists from the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics are lending their expertise at local, state and national levels, weighing in on the economic impacts of coronavirus to consumers, agriculture and industry.

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The COVID-19 CARES Act: What Should be Done for U.S. Farms? -- RealClear Markets, April 14, 2020 (Vincent Smith)

"Aid Bill offers small businesses payroll cash, but money could run out fast." -- Bozeman Daily Chronicle, April 1, 2020. (Christiana Stoddard, Carly Urban


Blog Posts

Dark Days for Oil Companies -- AgEconMT, May 12, 2020 (Brock Smith)

Cattle expectations for fall under COVID-19 -- AgEconMT, May 4, 2020 (Eric Belasco)

COVID-19 is changing buying habits -- AgEconMT, April 17, 2020 (Joel Schumacher)

Paycheck Protection Program: Who Gets the Money? -- AgEconMT, April 14, 2020 (George Haynes)

COVID-19: How might farmland values be affected? -- AgEconMT, April 13, 2020 (Dan Bigelow)

What's Brewing for Barley Markets -- AgEconMT, April 7, 2020 (Anton Bekkerman)

COVID-19: Will there be enough farmworkers? -- AgEconMT, April 6, 2020 (Diane Charlton)

Understanding the Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses -- AgEconMT, April 1, 2020 (Brock Smith)

Tracking COVID-19 in Rural America -- AgEconMT, March 30, 2020 (Anton Bekkerman)

COVID-19 and Commodity Prices -- AgEconMT, March 25, 2020 (George Haynes)

Economic Recession Impacts on Cattle Markets: Lessons from 2008 -- AgEconMT, March 25, 2020 (Anton Bekkerman)

Preventing an Economic Plague -- AgEconMT, March 25, 2020 (Brock Smith)

Being there for each other by staying apart: Coronavirus and social distancing -- AgEconMT, March 17, 2020 (Kate Fuller)





Recession Impacts on Cattle Markets  -- AgEconMT, April 2, 2020 (Anton Bekkerman)

Farm Workers Can't Keep Their Distance and Can't Get into the U.S. to Work -- NPR Business, March 27, 2020 (Diane Charlton)

Food and Farmworkers - NPR Planet Money, March 25, 2020 (Diane Charlton)



Economic Impacts of Coronavirus in Montana  -- MSU Extension Economics (Joel Schumacher)

Solid Finances: COVID-19 Financial Issues for Consumers -- MSU Extension Economics (Joel Schumacher)



COVID-19: Financial Issues for Consumers Downloadable pdf -- MSU  Extension Economics (Joel Schumacher