Agriculture Secretary Addresses U.S. Food Supply Issues

The White House Coronavirus Task Force Update on Wednesday included comments from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on the U.S. food supply. Secretary Perdue discussed the health and safety of essential food processing workers, praised those working in the food industry, and stressed that the food supply is “strong, resilient, and safe.” He also stated that there is plenty of food and that empty shelves are “demand issue, not a supply issue.”

President Trump follows up the secretary’s remarks with comments about direct payments that will be going out to farmers.

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue addresses U.S. food supply issues (5:54)