In the last 18 months, the United States has been reminded food is a weapon of war. Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kip Tom says the Russia-Ukraine war has real consequences for those who cannot afford food, including African countries with only a 15-to-20-day supply of wheat. South Dakota Agriculture and Natural Resources Department Secretary Hunter Roberts says the war in Ukraine puts a premium on the crops grown here in the United States. “Food security is national security. It’s something we need to be cognizant of.” Tom and Roberts were part of Wednesday’s export summit in Sioux Falls.
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