Betsy Huber, president of The National Grange, explains in this opinion piece why telehealth is vital to keeping rural Americans healthy and safe, and how without access to broadband internet, efforts to increase the availability of these services will fail.
Craig Ratajczyk, most recently CEO for the Illinois Soybean Association, discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has strained many of America’s established systems— particularly the economy, healthcare, and agriculture— and how we’re opening ourselves to vulnerabilities that threaten our health, safety, and security.
Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner and President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, discusses the need of animal biotechnology to create a healthy and resilient world.
In this opinion piece Kerry Tucker and Teresa Siles discuss the current environment, where distrust is rampant and pessimism is high, and how agriculture’s ability to positively shape the future for multiple generations could be the bright light many are seeking.
As former administrators of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), we have firsthand knowledge of how destructive animal and plant pests and diseases can be. Disease and pest introductions are a threat to food availability and can cost billions of dollars to control and eradicate.