Coronavirus impact on farming
DELMARVA–Farmers on the Shore may see a negative impact on farming in the future because of the coronavirus.
One farmer in Worcester County told us because of the virus the trade deal with China has not moved along, and that will hurt farmers because we are not exporting as much as we should be.
“20% of what were not exporting, what we would normally ship out, so the money from china, the money from Italy, the money from those countries that we would get by exporting corn, soybeans, wheat we’re not getting,” Virgil Shockley, Worcester County farmer, said.
Shockley said it’s not known how bad the virus will impact farmers in the long run, but if everything continues how it is until June or July, and the US still can’t export, then the prices of corn and beans will drop drastically.