U.S. Food Supply Chain in “Good Shape” Despite Coronavirus Crisis


Agriculture experts say you don't have to hoard months’ worth of food when you go to the grocery store. The food supply here in the U.S. is in good shape.

One bright spot amid the coronavirus crisis: there is plenty of food to feed America.

“The entire system, from farmers through processors and transportation and workers are committed to keeping us going,” Dr. Darren Hudson, Director of Texas Tech University’s International Center for Agricultural Competitiveness, told KTRH.

Hudson says in the short-term, the agriculture industry is handling the shutdown of normal life well. But the longer it lasts, the harder it will get. His advice to Texans is to pace yourself when you go to the grocery store. The goal is to avoid another sudden spike in demand.

“There’s plenty of food in the chain. It’s just a matter of getting it to the right places, and also a matter of the public slowly down a bit and letting everything catch up,” Hudson said.

One plus for farmers: Congress' Economic Relief Bill will provide some money to help the industry.


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