In a quarter marked by reevaluation of supply chains and sourcing, stewardship practices emerged as the leading topic of conversation among influential figures in food production. Highlights include:

  • On-farm stewardship practices drew interest from consumer-facing brands and policymakers alike.
  • Drought spread across the West, dimming outlook for the nation’s food supply.
  • A tight labor supply limited the ability for food companies to resume normal operations.
  • Increasing demand for protein brought chicken wing shortages and encouraged investment in meat alternatives.
Top Ten Topics Q2 2021