/ Modified apr 24, 2020 4:08 p.m.

Ripple effects of global coronavirus pandemic rattle Arizona’s farming industry

Hard hit nations big importers of one Marana farm's crops.

The COVID-19 pandemic created a unique set of challenges for Arizona’s agricultural industry. Tony Paniagua visited a cotton and durum wheat farm owned by Daniel Pacheco in Marana. Pacheco shared his concerns that nations hit hard by the coronavirus like China and Italy may import less of his crops, ultimately causing profits to plunge. University of Arizona agriculture and resource economics professor George Frisvold also discussed how the pandemic has simultaneously disrupted supply and demand across the agricultural system.

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