You don’t have to go far to see the fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic. The shelves of most grocery stores are often empty, and retailers are moving to shortened hours to make sure there is enough time to restock items and properly disinfect locations. Through this tough time, America’s farmers are proud to have provided an abundance of products for their fellow citizens.
After toilet paper, food is the next hottest commodity as more people are packing away all they can store to weather out this virus and its effects. American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall says they are grateful to everyone who is working along the supply chain to keep Americans fed in this difficult time.
Duvall says the recent decision by the State Department to stop processing H-2A visa applications in Mexico will make it more difficult for farmers to keep that supply chain full.
Duvall also says the AFBF will monitor any disruptions that could slow down the restocking of America’s grocery stores.