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Keeping Food on the Table: Impacts of a Global Pandemic on Agriculture and Food Supply Chains


June 11, 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm




This event is open to the public, but you must register with the WGR (if you are not a WGR member, you will need to create an "account" before registering).

  • GO HERE TO REGISTER on the WGR site. If you are an ELI Associate but not a WGR member, enter the promo code of EEA-15 during checkout to receive a $15 discount on the WGR non-member $45 registration fee.
  • All times noted are Eastern Time.  There is no CLE for this event. Contact info@wgr.org (or 202-868-6797) with questions.

Presented by Women In Government Relations and co-sponsored by ELI

As stay at home orders remain in place and business are shuttered or functioning at highly reduced capacities, you may be curious what effect this is having on the ability of agricultural operations to continue to supply food at a normal rate. Are farmers still able to plant their crop with diminished work capacity? How will producers cope with social distancing restrictions in plants where it is simply not feasible? Join us to hear from representatives in the agriculture industry as we discuss the current effects the pandemic is having on operations, and potential future effects. As time goes on and the situation with the pandemic evolves, so too will the content of this panel, so you won’t want to miss out on this timely discussion.

Sanaz Arjomand, Federal Policy Director, Young Farmers Coalition
Allison Rivera, Executive Director, Government Affairs, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association