President Duvall on Fox Business: Our farmers need an open market

News / In The News April 17, 2020

The shuttering of America's food service industry is taking a toll on America's agriculture. The nation's food supply is strong, but the processing system is struggling to get food to retailers.

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall appeared on Fox Business Varney & Co. program. He discussed the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to reopen markets domestically and internationally.

Watch the entire Fox Business interview here.

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