Parson lauds workers in food supply chain, moves to relax food transport restrictions

Despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson reassured residents that their food is safe and plentiful enough to meet their needs.

The governor addressed the state’s food and agriculture sectors during a press briefing Wednesday, praising the workers responsible for keeping those industries moving, according to a release from his office.

“Missouri’s food supply is as strong as the men and women who drive our trucks and tractors,” Parson said. “Farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses are critical pieces of our society at all times, especially right now. I want every worker and employer involved in the food industry to know that your work has never been more important.”

Earlier this month, Parson signed an executive order allowing extended hours of operation by commercial drivers on the state’s roadways. Additionally, he has worked with the Missouri Department of Transportation to allow heavier-than-normal truckloads to travel on the state’s highways, according to the release.

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