The National Corn Growers Association Thursday announced the formation of a task force to assess coronavirus impacts.
The NCGA task force will provide recommendations on recovery efforts and facilitate coordination along the value chain.
The task force will compile more information, coordinate with the industry, and provide recommendations to mitigate the economic fallout.
NCGA President Kevin Ross says, “We’re in unchartered territory here, the economic impacts across all industries are likely to be massive, and we encourage you to be patient as we come together to get through this challenging time.”
NCGA’s Board of Directors has also commissioned an economic analysis of implications for corn farmers to evaluate how best to move forward.
Further, as congressional leaders and the Trump Administration have indicated there will likely be many federal efforts to address the economic fallout of COVID-19, NCGA’s Public Policy team is making sure the Department of Agriculture and lawmakers in Congress know what farmers experiencing on the ground.