Yesterday, President Trump signed an Executive Order to preserve the safety of our Nation’s food supply chain. This order directs the Department of Agriculture to ensure America’s meat and poultry processors continue both safe and uninterrupted operations to the maximum extent possible. This action is part of continued efforts by President Trump to support our farmers and make sure Americans have food to put on their tables.
In March, the President held a teleconference with grocery store executives to ensure essential products and food would remain available and accessible during the outbreak.
In April, the President announced $16 billion in aid to farmers, ranchers, and food producers who experience economic losses during this pandemic.
Through the Department of Agriculture, the Administration is purchasing $3 billion in fresh produce, dairy, and meat products of excess supply to assist Americans in need and producers with lost markets including those in New York.
You can read the Executive Order here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-delegating-authority-dpa-respect-food-supply-chain-resources-national-emergency-caused-outbreak-covid-19/