49 minutes | May 10, 2020

Is the U.S. food supply chain in trouble?

Hosts Gemma Gaudette of Boise State Public Radio and Charity Nebbe of Iowa Public Radio take an inside look at the pandemic’s impact on our food system. For instance, what to do with all the turkeys? And pork farmers who have built their operations on efficiency are looking at a logjam of pigs ready to be processed. Plus, a look at the work environment like inside processing plants. As the country moves toward a post-shutdown life, what changes should farmers and producers make? And what should consumers be prepared for?You'll hear from Chad Hart, Associate Professor of Economics, Crop Markets Specialist and Extension Economist, Iowa State University; Mike Paustian, President, Iowa Pork Producers Association and a farmer in Walcott, Iowa; Margarita Heredia, Business Agent with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union in Marshalltown, Iowa; Madelyn Beck, Boise State Public Radio's regional reporter with the Mountain West News Bureau; and Louise and Vance Ehmke, who own Ehmke Seed Farm  in western Kansas.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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