Past Event

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on regional agriculture and rural issues


May 15, 2020, 2:00 pm –
3:00 pm


early crop rows in field

The session will focus on some of the specific impacts the pandemic is having on agriculture and our rural communities and regional efforts to find solutions.

The program will be moderated by CSG East Agriculture and Rural Affairs committee co-chairs

  • Senator Judy Schwank (Pennsylvania)
  • Representative Carolyn Partridge (Vermont)

With presentations by

  • Anson Tebbetts, Vermont Secretary of Agriculture, and president of the Northeast Association of State Departments of Agriculture
  • Charlotte Davis, executive director, Rural Maryland Council
  • Ryan Yates, American Farm Bureau Federation

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