Immediate concerns about the ability of the food supply chain to meet customer demand have abated following the initial wave of panic buying, but concerns remain for the coming year. As the reported cases among meat packers and food processers have highlighted, one concern that will stay with us and probably increase as society reopens is the availability of workers, from the farm through processing to the grocery store or restaurant. Transportation is the vital link between all these segments. This webinar will focus on how disruptions to transportation, particularly within the trucking labor force, could rise to an industry-level problem.
Andrew Novakovic, Ph.D., Professor of Agricultural Economics, Director of Land Grant Programs; Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University
Romic Aevaz, Policy Analyst, Eno Center for Transportation
Andrew Novakovic is a professor of agricultural economics at Cornell University and director of Land Grant Programs for the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. His research focuses on the economics of agricultural and food product markets, particularly dairy foods. This includes the economics of food distribution, the operation of food processing and marketing, and the regulation of the United States’ food supply.