Virtual Forum: Challenges & Opportunities for Agriculture in a Post-Pandemic World

April 28, 2020

Virtual Forum

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In this Forum, we talked not only about the challenges facing agriculture due to the COVID-19 pandemic—but also the possible silver linings.

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, supply chain hurdles have made the availability of food a prominent story line across the globe. Empty shelves, food rotting in the fields and declining markets have both consumers and producers deeply concerned about what comes next. As various sectors rush to adapt to the rapidly changing post-pandemic marketplace, are there any silver linings for agriculture?

This virtual Farm Foundation Forum featured group of agriculture market experts sharing their perspectives on unprecedented challenges facing agriculture, but also sharing where they think opportunities might exist.

Speakers included:

  • A.G. Kawamura, Owner/Partner, Orange County Produce, LLC
  • Dan Basse, President, AgResource
  • Luke Chandler, Chief Economist, John Deere

Farm Foundation Forums are designed to engage a full range of stakeholders in informed dialogue on timely food, agricultural and rural policy issues. In these public Forums, participants examine and discuss current issues, explore and analyze various solutions and give voice to new ideas.

There is no charge to participate in the virtual Forum, but registration is requested.

Who generally participates in our Forums: People with an interest in agricultural, food and rural policy, including members of Congress, congressional staff, executive branch officials, industry representatives, NGO representatives, Embassy representatives, academics and members of the media.

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