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Trump Administration Mulls DPA for Other Ag Production Sectors

After invoking the Defense Production Act (DPA) through Executive Order for meat processing facilities to keep them operating amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the administration is reportedly considering expanding the DPA to include other agriculture production segments. Expanding the DPA for all segments may be a necessary step to ensure the nation's food production capacity and avoid food supply shortages. In Arkansas, a few agriculture and food companies have already experienced illnesses in their facilities, and more cases are likely to emerge in the coming months.

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