Over the last few years we have come to recognize that the federal government plays an important role in food and agriculture policy, and the future of our food system. Given this, we wanted to share our perspective on how Congress can use the next coronavirus economic relief bill to make smart, targeted investments that will reinforce the resilience of the food and agriculture supply chain and support a critical anchor of the U.S. economy.
Our team spent the last three months researching and monitoring the coronavirus situation and trying to understand the impact on the food system. The research ranges from desktop research to monitoring news outlets and speaking to various experts. We spent time speaking with epidemiologists, healthcare professionals, farmers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other investors to gather insights and develop a perspective on the implications of COVID-19 on food and agriculture.