“We've got to treat agriculture as a national security issue. If you've got livestock, you need the feed, and if you’re in dairy you need the assurance that your milk is going to get picked up,” says Chuck Conner.
President Donald Trump signed off on a so-called phase-one trade deal with China, averting the Dec. 15 introduction of a new wave of U.S. tariffs on about $160 billion of consumer goods from the Asian nation.
A new grant will allow ISU researchers to study how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the U.S. food supply chain with the goal of finding short- and long-term solutions to increase resiliency against future disruption.
Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the Agricultural Security Risk Review Act, legislation that would add the USDA Secretary as a member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.