Labor issues are affecting farm products beyond the farm.
Jason Culotta is the President of the Midwest Food Products Association. He tells Brownfield keeping grocery store shelves stocked with canned and frozen foods takes a lot of labor, and labor has been a challenge, especially since the beginning of the COVID outbreak. Culotta says his members are having different labor issues now than they had last year. “Last year, we had some gaps to fill with that workforce, and this year, we’ve had really strong representation from those seasonal workers.