COVID-19 Articles




COVID-19 and its Effects on Employment


Agriculture is an essential function, even in the midst of quarantines and stay home orders. Kansas Farm Bureau has gathered resources for employers to help ensure the health and safety of their employees.

Rural Report: Update from AFBF Pres. Duvall and KFB Pres. Felts


WIBW's Greg Akagi talks with Zippy Duvall, president of American Farm Bureau Federation, and Rich Felts, president of Kansas Farm Bureau, about COVID's impact on agriculture and how farmers and ranchers are looking towards the future.

Rural Report: Statewide update on COVID's impact


KFRM's Duane Toews talks with Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Mike Beam and Dr. Lee Norman, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, about COVID's impact on Kansas.

KFB Rural Report: Trade during COVID-19


KFRM's Duane Toews talks with Ambassador Gregg Doud, chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, along with Karyn Page, president and CEO of Kansas Global Trade Services, about all things trade during COVID-19.

Rural Report: The ethanol industry during COVID-19


Duane Toews talks with Greg Krissek, CEO of Kansas Corn Growers Association, and Derek Peine, general manager of Western Plains Energy about issues surrounding ethanol production during COVID-19.

SBA accepting Agriculture Enterprise EIDL applications


The SBA announced this afternoon that agriculture enterprises with 500 or fewer employees can begin applying for Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) loans and EIDL loan advance.

Rural Report: COVID-19's impact on the ag input supply chain


Greg Agaki talks with Max Fisher, director of economics and government relations with the National Grain and Feed Association, and American Farm Bureau Federation's John Newton regarding COVID-19's impact on the ag input supply chain.

Meat Processing During COVID-19


President Trump issued an executive order on April 28, 2020 to keep meat processing facilities open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rural Report: Grocery supply chain issues during COVID-19


Duane Toews talks with Doug Baker, Vice President of Industry Relations with the Food Industry Association, and Dr. Jayson Lusk Distinguished Professor and Head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University, about grocery supply chain issues due to COVID-19.

Rural Report: Market Volatility in the Beef Cattle Market


Greg Agaki talks with Oklahoma State University professor Dr. Derrell Peel and American Farm Bureau Federation's Scott Bennett regarding livestock markets during COVID-19.