Peterson: Agriculture and Food “Absolutely Critical” in Fighting Pandemic


BY House Ag Committee

via KTIC (NE) - March 20, 2020


WASHINGTON– House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson welcomed the designation of agriculture, including food production, distribution, and retail, as critical infrastructure by the Department of Homeland Security in an announcement made by the DHS on Thursday.


The announcement allows those along the food and agriculture supply chain to continue operating to meet the national need. In a statement, Peterson noted the importance of farmers, food processors and producers, distributors and retailers as essential to the well-being of the country as it faces the growing coronavirus pandemic.


“Our food system is absolutely critical right now to keeping Americans fed, calm, and healthy,” Peterson said...