In Friday's edition of Fox Business Network's “Evening Edit,” Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR) stated there was a “real” concern the U.S. already faces a food shortage because it is more difficult to locate items in the supermarket as well as the increase in prices for food items.
Crawford explained, “I was just in our grocery store, literally half an hour ago, and we do have a food shortage. I mean, if you can find meat, it's more expensive. The shelves are a little bit more bare on essential items like beans and canned vegetables and things like that. So, yeah, that is reality for us here in America, but probably not for President Biden. But for the rest of us, it is a reality.”
Then he added, “We have regulated ourselves out of business. We are offshoring and outsourcing vital interests, fertilizer being one, other ag inputs, steel, things of this nature that we need to be doing for ourselves. And if we can start to do that, if we can get businesses to come back to the United States to re-shore to the U.S. or at least near-shore or friendly-shore, we'd be a heck of a lot better off.”