Presidential candidates address the resiliency of the food supply chain

We begin with a closer look at how the presidential candidates plan to help towns across rural America. In the last three hours, the Farm Bureau released its much anticipated “Presidential Candidate Questionnaire.”

The American Farm Bureau asked both presidential candidates a series of 12 questions. While the pandemic continues, focus is still placed on the resiliency of the food supply chain.

Trump’s answer to the resiliency of the supply chain was from a standpoint of what he has done so far. Back in March, he declared that food and agriculture are essential workers and infrastructure. In April, he announced the $16 billion dollar Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, as well as the $3 billion dollar Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Also, the President has been flexible with with food programs, like SNAP.

Biden’s answers were more forelooking. He has a series of plans called the Build Back Better Agenda. According to the former VP, “Americans are hurt by increasing market concentration in the food supply chain. The Biden-Harris Administration will protect small and medium-sized farmers and ranchers by strengthening enforcement of the Sherman and Clayton Antitrust Acts and the Packers and Stockyards Act.”