The pandemic exposed the fragility of our global food system and just how much we rely on the many components that make up the food supply chain. At the height of the pandemic, when there were numerous food production and shipping delays, farmers across the U.S. stepped up and contributed to their local food supply. With domestic farms declining, America is extremely reliant on foreign shipments. We discuss the many challenges farmers are facing and the barriers to entry in agriculture.
- Robert Tuner, organic farmer, North Carolina, author of Lewis Mumford and the Food Fighters, A Food Revolution in America.
- David Howard, policy campaign co-director, National Young Farmers Coalition.
- Mike Downey, farmer, Illinois, consultant, Next Gen Ag Advocates.