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Coronavirus Creates Food Supply Challenges

News / In The News April 6, 2020

USA Today reports a change in consumer purchases because of coronavirus is creating snags in the food supply chain.

"There will be enough food produced on the farm," said Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. But "there’s a lot of things that happen to the food before it gets to the consumer, whether it be in processing or transportation. If this thing was to get worse, what problems come along with that? None of us really know."

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It’s not just the turkey that will cost more this Thanksgiving. Thanks to inflation and supply chain interruptions, nearly every ingredient in your holiday meal is more expensive, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual Thanksgiving dinner cost survey.

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Supply chain issues have made life difficult for U.S. farmers, ranchers, and rural communities. Chad Smith has more on how those supply chain issues could make the holiday season more challenging for shoppers as well.

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