American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on President Biden’s request to Congress to prevent a rail worker strike.
“America’s economy is driven, in large part, on its rail system, which makes the smooth operation of the railroads crucial. Farmers not only rely on trains to transport food and feed, they also rely on rails to bring important supplies like fertilizer to the farm. A shutdown or slowdown would have devastating consequences to our national and global food security.
“We appreciate President Biden for recognizing the damaging impact a strike would have, and we urge Congress to act now, well in advance of the December 9 deadline, to prevent damage to the economy and the food supply chain.”