Capital Press posted a guest editorial written by Family Farm Alliance President Patrick O’Toole, a Wyoming rancher, which outlines the importance of food security, and how that critical strategic national priority is now often taken for granted by the American public.
“Americans spend less of their income on food than any country in the world, but take the availability of abundant, better, safer and affordable food for granted,” said Mr. O’Toole. “Meanwhile, farmers and ranchers continue to feel the pinch– and now that pinch is translating itself back into the supermarket.”
The Capital Press editorial also references a brief Alliance report that further describes current and projected food shortages resulting from the Russia-Ukraine war and explains that food security is something that Alliance leaders have warned policy leaders about for over fifteen years.
“That pinch is going to feel more like a punch soon, with inflation already spiraling out of control, and the seeds of a global food shortage germinating in the trampled grain fields of Ukraine,” said Mr. O’Toole.
The full report can be found HERE.
We highly recommend that you read the report and share it with your associates. President O’Toole’s more summarized commentary below should also be shared far and wide.