June 19, 2020: April Commercial Disappearance

Seems like every week I start this column with some comment about COVID-19 and the disruption it has caused and is still causing. Unfortunately, that is the reality we live in right now. COVID-19 has disrupted nearly ever sector of the U.S. economy. The USDA collects and reports numerous statistics each month for all sectors of agriculture. At the end of each month, I write an article that provides an overview of what I believe is the most relevant and interesting statistics from the most recently published USDA data. For example, cow numbers, production and export value are a few statistics I report each month. But, as I said, this is only the “tip of the iceberg” to what data is available. Read More