USDA Closes Wing, Markets Dive, The Latest Coronavirus News

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USDA closed part of its National Mall campus late Sunday after a worker in the sixth floor wing tested positive for Covid-19. 

Markets dropped sharply on the open, triggering another "circuit breaker" pause in trading, despite the Federal Reserve cutting rates essentially to zero in an emergency Sunday move.

Farm Journal reporters are covering these stories, plus the impact of coronavirus on university research and more while markets bloggers are looking at the consequences of the global shutdown from every angle.

Click through the links below to see of the AgWeb coronavirus coverage for Monday, March 16.

What Coronavirus Means For Rural Hospital Capacity

Coronavirus disrupts trade in Asia

FDA suspends inspections in foreign countries due to coronavirus

Traffic Jam Ahead: COVID-19 and Livestock Market Risks

EXPLAINER-What's in the U.S. coronavirus aid bill?

Trump waives hours of service rules for emergency transport of food

Potential Impact of the Novel Coronavirus on U.S. Agriculture

USDA Shuts Down Office Wing Due to Staffer with COVID-19

That "fix" did not help either

Universities Forge Forward with Research, Extension Despite COVID-19

Universities Enact COVID-19 Prevention

Derrell Peel: Beef Supply Chains Affected By COVID-19

Wall St dives, S&P 500 sheds $2 trillion in value

Demand Concerns Increase as Coronavirus Spreads

The Inverse Relationship Between Toilet Paper Supply And Corn Prices

EPA Expands COVID-19 Disinfectant List

Clinical Refresher: The Five Routes of Disease Transmission