The 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic:
Implications for Western Irrigated Agriculture
The past month has been one of the most unpredictable, unstable and impactful periods in American history. The coronavirus crisis is driving all aspects of life, from personal matters, to employment, to financial decisions made on Wall Street, to policy decisions made in Washington, D.C. and state capitol buildings throughout the West.
This edition of the “Monthly Briefing” provides an overview of: 1) How this crisis is impacting the food service industry and the underlying agricultural supply system; 2) The response from the White House and Capitol Hill; and 3) How Western water users are adapting to a drastically changed working environment. Click here to read more, and to learn about these other developments important to Western irrigated agriculture:
- Reclamation Streamlines Title Transfer Process
- Supreme Court Review Requested in Water “Takings” Case
- EPA Takes Major Step to Improve Implementation of the ESA
- USDA Sets Up Beginning Farmer / Rancher Team
- Fed Report Says Consequences of Snake River Dam Removal Too High
- A Big “Thank You” to our New and Supporting Members!
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