Former USDA Chief: Incentivize Food Facilities To Redistribute Supplies

By Kelly Lienhard / June 22, 2020 at 2:20 PM
Former U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Congress should provide more financial resources to the agriculture sector and USDA to help solve issues highlighted by the current COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, he said, businesses should be incentivized to distribute excess food supplies to food banks and USDA should be given more financial resources for developing preparation plans for future crises. The COVID-19 public health emergency created a disconnect between the amount of food and agriculture produced and grown, and...

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