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Iowa Ideas 2020 replay: Food Production and COVID-19
Oct. 23, 2020 10:29 am, Updated: Aug. 18, 2021 9:56 am
The COVID-19 pandemic created instantaneous disruption and market changes for food producers and suppliers. From massive plant shutdowns, to major market disruption, the food industry changed quickly. What can be done to make the food system -- which Iowa has a major role in -- into more of a responsive system able to support individual consumers?
Panelists include: Pat McGonegle, Iowa Pork Producers Association; James Leiman, University of Minnesota Veden Center for Rural Economic Development. Moderator: Jeff Stein, KXEL Radio.
This session was part of the 2020 Iowa Ideas Conference presented by ITC and held Oct. 15-16, 2020. This session originally occurred at 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2020. The two-day conference hosted by The Gazette brings together policymakers, experts and community members passionate about the state's future. For more replays, visit