Food Security-National Security Pt 1

Food Security-National Security Pt 1

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
I’m Bob Larson. Sometimes it takes something like this COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to appreciate some of the things WE DO have, like the U.S. food supply that our farmers and ranchers work so hard to provide for us …

NEWHOUSE … “If we didn’t realize it before, and most of us in agriculture already did, but if the American public didn’t realize how important the agricultural industry is to this country before the coronavirus, they certainly should now.”

U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse says we’d be in a pickle otherwise …

NEWHOUSE … “We would not be able to function if we did not have a strong, vibrant, resilient agricultural industry.”

Can you imagine, Newhouse said, if we didn’t have such a productive food supply? …

NEWHOUSE … “Being dependent on other countries, as we’ve seen for many of the supplies and equipment in our healthcare industry, the drugs, the PPE’s that people are screaming for, and having shortages of all those things, that we are dependent on other countries, if we were in that position for our food supply, just think where would we be right now in this country as we a pandemic like coronavirus. It would be a much different scenario that we would be facing.”

Newhouse says it’s important to remember, perhaps now more than ever, that food security is national security.

Listen tomorrow for more on our abundant food supply and how it’s critical to ensuring the health and safety of all Americans.

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