COUNTERPUNCH -- Jim Goodman is an emeritus organic dairy farmer from Wonewoc, Wisconsin. Anthony Pahnke is the vice president of the Family Farm Defenders and assistant professor of International Relations at San Francisco State University. They wrote this opinion piece for CounterPunch.
“The effects of the COV-19 pandemic have shown that large processors cannot meet the challenges of a crisis,” Goodman and Pahnke wrote. “A less consolidated food system that is more flexible, and supportive of farmers and workers will be better able to meet future challenges. Upcoming stimulus plans must address these problems in our food system now and for the long term. If they do, we might be ready for the next challenge.”