Keeping Food on the Table: Impacts of a Global Pandemic on Agriculture and Food Supply Chains
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Are you curious as to what impacts COVID-19 may be having on the food supply chain and agriculture? Wondering what effect recent news of food processing plant closures may have on the industry? Join WGR, the Environmental Law Institute, and The D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Community to explore these topics and more.

 Export to Your Calendar 6/11/2020
When: Thursday, June 11, 2020
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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District of Columbia
United States
Contact: WGR Office
202-868-6797


Online registration is available until: 6/11/2020
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Event Description


As stay at home orders remain in place and business are shuttered or functioning at highly reduced capacities, you may be curious what effect this is having on the ability of agricultural operations to continue to supply food at a normal rate. Are farmers still able to plant their crop with diminished work capacity? How will producers cope with social distancing restrictions in plants where it is simply not feasible? Join us to hear from representatives in the agriculture industry as we discuss the current effects the pandemic is having on operations, and potential future effects. As time goes on and the situation with the pandemic evolves, so too will the content of this panel, so you won’t want to miss out on this timely discussion.  

Moderator: Marne Coit, Agricultural Law Lecturer, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University

Speakers: 

  • Sanaz Arjomand, Federal Policy Director, Young Farmers Coalition
  • Allison Rivera, Executive Director, Government Affairs, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association 

Registration Fees: 

  • Members: $30
  • Non-Members: $45

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