Agriculture as a Political Hot Topic with Kris Lance

By Kelly Barner | June 28, 2023

In an article published in the May 20, 2023 Boston Herald, Bill Wirtz, Senior Policy Analyst at the Consumer Choice Center, wrote, “As the politics of farming affects the livelihoods of each American, it transforms agricultural policy into an electoral issue.”

From farm to table and hand to mouth, few topics have the potential to be as contentious as the food supply. Whether your focus is energy consumption, environmentalism, labor conditions, or Federal regulation, agriculture touches them all.

In this episode of The Sourcing Hero podcast, Host Kelly Barner welcomes back Kris Lance, Senior Director at Una, for a recurring monthly conversation about current news stories. Kris has experience in multiple industries and has his finger on the pulse of the trends and topics that procurement, sourcing, and supply chain professionals need to be aware of.


In this conversation, Kris and Kelly revisit the topic of agricultural regulation and its impact on the economy and food supply, at home and around the world:

  • Why it may take a lot more than money to help farmers transition to ‘green’ ways of operating
  • How to balance the competing concerns of risk, regulation, and resilience associated with the food supply
  • Perspectives being introduced by advocates such as Eva Vlaardingerbroek about our overall readiness for the green transition


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