Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford on CNN: “Our food supply is a pillar of our national security”

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Uncertain times like this one highlight just how critical our farmers and food supply

chain workers are. Land O’Lakes President and CEO Beth Ford talked with CNN’s Poppy Harlow on Thursday morning, expressing confidence in the continuity of our food system, sharing the message that the food and agriculture industry is working hard—and working together—to continue boosting the nation’s strong food supply.

“One of the pillars of our national security is our safe and affordable food supply,” Ford commented. “There is plenty of food. Milk production is strong, farmers are getting back in the field…this is a distribution challenge right now.”

When CNN asked what the industry needs the most to continue on the path of success, Beth underscored that continued coordination between industry and all levels of government will be key, and that Americans can have confidence in food availability.

“Food is available. Farmers are getting into the fields, we are moving goods, milk production is strong, we are coordinating across the sector, so it is not an availability issue right now,” she said.



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