By Heidi Heitkamp, Former U.S. Senator, Attorney General, and Tax Commissioner for North Dakota; alliantgroup Director of Agriculture
March 30, 2021
Published in agri-pulse.comWhile much of the economy struggled through the pandemic, agriculture helped keep the country fed and afloat. Much of ag was also considered essential and avoided the lockdowns that crippled most of the nation. In fact, while most sectors were significantly diminished in production, ag exports to China rose to 55.5 million tons in 2020.
But that does not mean that ag was spared disruption from Covid-19. In fact, even as the vaccine is made widely available and the country starts to re-open, ag is struggling to find a workforce to support the demand.
I believe the Biden administration recognizes the needs of the American farmers and is poised to take steps to […]