Study finds higher unemployment rates due to COVID-19 in rural counties that rely on dairy and animal agriculture

Selecting three states, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan, chosen for their unique agricultural sectors, AAE faculty Andrew Stevens and Dan Bromley, faculty emeritus, examined data from rural counties to compare unemployment rates between these sectors. The study was published in Choices, the peer-reviewed journal of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA). Stevens was also interviewed by Midwest Farm Report.

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