Ag Producers Focused on Stable Food Supply
"Farmers and ranchers remain committed to doing the work in the fields, orchards and barns across the country to ensure Americans have access to healthy, affordable food" said Zippy Duvall, American Farm Bureau Federation President. "Particularly now, during these challenging times, an assured food supply allows families to focus on the safety and well-being of their loved ones. We commend the good work being done to protect families and our population and appreciate all the workers focused on ensuring food gets from our farms to grocery stores, and of course we are grateful for the health care workers ensuring we can treat those who are ill and contain the pandemic."
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue agrees.
"“Everyday heroes are stocking the shelves of your grocery store” said Perdue. “Truck drivers are keeping supply networks open and functioning. Food service workers across the country are preparing the products that markets and school lunch workers are keeping America's families and children fed during this time of school closures. USDA food safety inspectors continue to ensure the food we eat is safe, healthy and nutritious. America's farmers and ranchers and those on the front line in the food service industry are doing their part. And we are forever grateful.”
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