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Texas Tech Researcher Examines COVID-19 Impact on Fruit and Vegetable Production

Stephen Devadoss collaborated with other researchers to explore the pandemic’s effects on farm labor force and its influence on production. At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many retail stores experienced shortages of certain fruits and vegetables because of the disruptions to farm labor and workers in processing. With major crop losses in lettuce, apples and grapes, a research team that included a professor from the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech University estimates up to […]