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

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? Representatives in the agriculture industry discussed the current effects the pandemic is having on operations, and potential future effects.

Marne Coit
, Agricultural Law Lecturer, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University, Moderator
Sanaz Arjomand, Federal Policy Director, Young Farmers Coalition
Allison Rivera, Executive Director, Government Affairs, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association