COVID-19 has disrupted labor employment, supply chains and consumer behavior in the U.S. This infographic discusses these effects paying particular attention to labor concerns in agriculture and the unemployment effect by ethnicity and race, as well as the effect on the supply changes and the long-run effects in consumers behavior and how the pandemic has restricted the access of H2A workers into the U.S. which may have effects on crop production. The epidemiological data in this infographic also suggests that crop workers are susceptible to COVID-19 due to underlying health and social risk factors. Given the rapidity with which the crisis induced by the pandemic has evolved, the main intent of this infographic is to describe the situation in its current form. However, it highlights long-term implications for the agricultural industry.
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