Coronavirus Imact with Newhouse

Coronavirus Imact with Newhouse

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
I’m Bob Larson. Whether it’s on the news or conversation, the dominant topic for the past few weeks has been the coronavirus, COVID-19, and it changes every day.

But, what, if any, impact is coronavirus having on agriculture?

U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse says we may not know for a while yet …

NEWHOUSE … “It’s difficult to say at this point how long this is going to be an issue. It’s likely going to be with us for some time here and what impact that has on trade throughout the world, certainly there will be some, but it’s too early to tell really, exactly what those impacts will be.”

That, Newhouse says probably means only time will tell …

NEWHOUSE … “As we learn more about the coronavirus, certainly we’re planning a lot more testing here in the United States to see the extent of this. We’re going to learn more as far as what impacts those might be.”

In the meantime, Newhouse says we need to be prepared …

NEWHOUSE … “I guess it’s certainly plan for the worst, but we’re hoping for the best and that this will be something that the response that we’re seeing from the federal government as well as state and local governments have been good and we’re very hopeful that we’ll be able to get a handle on this and minimize the impacts to the American people and to the rest of the world.”

Newhouse says there’s still a lot we don’t know so we’re just doing all we can to make sure our response is as good as it can be to minimize the coronavirus impact.

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